If you’re looking for that perfect summer salad, this is it. This Blueberry Cucumber Salad includes juicy peaches and creamy goat cheese for the freshest dish at your table with so much flavor in every bite.
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About this Salad
In Michigan, our winters may be rough, but we’ve got some of the BEST summers. And with those amazing summers comes amazing produce. I love heading out to the farmers market during the warmer months of the year to see what fresh foods they’ve got.
Recently I was able to score some of the best looking peaches, blueberries, cucumbers, basil, and even the goat cheese from a few different vendors. These ingredients just so happened to go extremely well with one another, and as a result this Blueberry Cucumber Salad was born.
Forget the heavy macaroni salad, bagged coleslaw, or plain corn on the cob at your next barbecue. Elevate your summer side dish instead with this Healthy Blueberry Cucumber Salad with Peaches and Goat Cheese that your family is sure to love.
- English Cucumbers - A very mild and hydrating vegetable that'll serve as the base to this salad instead of lettuce.
- Fresh Peaches and Blueberries - These two summer fruits are the star of this summer salad. Bonus points if you get them from a farmers market or pick them your self 🙂
- Goat Cheese - Goat cheese in one of my favorite cheeses to pair with fruit. It's creaminess and mild flavor go so well with the blueberries and peaches. I think feta or bleu cheese would be great options as well.
- Mike’s Hot Honey - I loooooove this stuff. Sweet with a little kick. This'll lightly coat our fruits and veggies in this salad.
- Lime Juice - Adds a bit of citrus along side the hot honey for a burst of flavor.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to Make This Recipe
This summer peach salad is so easy to make! Just some chopping and one bowl required!
- Wash and dry all produce.
- Finely dice cucumbers, peaches, jalapeño, red onion, and julianne the basil leaves.
- Add all of the fruit and vegetables to a mixing bowl. Add crumbled goat cheese, the juice of one lime, and hot honey. Toss lightly.
- Top with sea salt and enjoy!
Since there isn’t any lettuce to get soggy, this salad can be dressed and kept in an airtight container for 3 days. Do note, however, that the cucumbers release a bit of water as they sit, so you’ll want to toss the salad again before consuming.
You may also want to keep the goat cheese separate due to the high water content in this salad. As it sits the cheese may get soggy.
Slice your onion and jalapeño SUPER finely so you’re getting just a bit in each bite. Both of these ingredients are unpleasant to get a hefty mouthful of in such a light and refreshing salad.
There’s no need to. I love the textures and flavors in this lettuce-less summer salad, but if you’d like to bulk it up a bit you can definitely add a green as a base. I suggest arugula, spinach, or butter lettuce since these varieties are lighter in texture compared to something like kale that may take away from the blueberry cucumber salad flavors.
This is a great side salad to serve at a summer barbecue. I served mine with a side of grilled chicken, but salmon, burgers, or even some crispy tofu for vegetarians would all go great with this fresh summer peach salad as well.
Nope, regular honey will totally work if you don’t have any hot honey. If you still want that bit of heat, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a bit more jalapeño than the recipe calls for.
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Blueberry Cucumber Salad with Peaches and Goat Cheese
- Cutting Board
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Spoons
- 2.5 fresh peaches
- 4 small english cucumber
- ¾ cup fresh blueberries
- 4 oz goat cheese log
- 8-10 basil leaves
- 1 tbsp jalapeño, diced
- ¼ cup red onion, diced
- 1 tbsp Mike's Hot Honey
- 1 lime, juiced
- sea salt, to taste
- Wash and dry all produce.
- Finely dice cucumbers, peaches, jalapeño, red onion, and julienne the basil leaves.
- Add all of the fruit and vegetables to a mixing bowl. Add crumbled goat cheese, the juice of one lime, and hot honey.
- Toss lightly. Top with sea salt and enjoy!
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