Spinach Salad with Grilled Peaches

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 29 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 14 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Save Recipe


For the salad:

1/2 cup pecans

4 ripe peaches, pitted and quartered

2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil

1/2 pound hickory-smoked bacon, roughly chopped

8 cups baby spinach

1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

For the dressing:

1/2 cup (4 ounces) crumbled Danish blue cheese

1/4 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 teaspoon sugar

Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the pecans on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until golden and fragrant, 6 minutes; roughly chop.
  2. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat on one side and medium heat on the other. Lightly brush the peaches with oil and grill over medium until nicely marked, about 4 minutes per side. Meanwhile, place a flat cast-iron skillet on the grill over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until crisp; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate.
  3. Combine the spinach, red onion, grilled peaches, pecans and bacon in a large bowl.
  4. Make the dressing: Mash the blue cheese with a fork in a bowl. Mix in the buttermilk, sour cream, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss with the salad just before serving.
  5. Photography by Miki Duisterhof
Get the Recipe

Perfect Cranberry Sauce

This ruby-hued sauce is a breeze to make with either fresh or frozen fruit.

Spinach Salad with Garlic Dressing

Fully-Loaded Cheesy Potato Soup with Gina's Spinach Salad 2

Spinach and Bacon Salad

Spinach and Kale Salad

Spinach Pecan Salad

Warm Spinach Salad

Baby Spinach Salad

Spinach and Arugula Salad with Orange