Roasted Peach, Feta & Pistachio Salad with a Honey & Mustard Dressing

This weekend we had escaped out of London to a beautiful country house about an hour’s drive away.  We were staying with another 4 couples (all friends of Dan’s from University) and a couple of kiddies and had planned to chill out and spend a bit of time together.  Catching up, playing board games, eating and drinking and generally not doing very much.  5 meals, 5 couples so it was suggested that everyone take charge of a meal and cook for everybody else.  Dan and I got lunch on the first day and decided to do a BBQ.  Settling on my Lime & Garlic Salmon Skewers and Dan’s Homemade Burgers, we decided to do two salads to accompany them so I started racking my brains.  I knew I wanted to do something with peaches as they are amazing at this time of year and I love paring sweet with salty so I decided to roast them (so they’d be extra sweet) and add feta for the tangy saltiness.  I needed some crunch too so I though Pistachios would be perfect.  My idea for a Roasted Peach, Feta & Pistachio Salad was born!

Roasted Peach, Feta & Pistachio Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Refined Sugarfree, Paleo, SCD, Low Carb & Vegetarian I pre-heated the oven to 180C and started by slicing up the peaches into eighths and placing them in a roasting tin.  I drizzled some olive oil over the top of them and a pinch of salt and popped them into the oven for 20-25mins until they started to soften and caramelise.

Meanwhile I sliced up the feta into cubes about 1cm big and I toasted the pistachios in a frying pan until they had just started to brown.Roasted Peach, Feta & Pistachio Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Refined Sugarfree, Paleo, SCD, Low Carb & VegetarianThen it was time to assemble the salad.  I used a base of bagged salad – watercress and rocket and laid the peaches, feta and pistachios on the top.  I seasoned the salad well and then made a quick dressing by mixing together the wholegrain mustard and honey and drizzled it over the top and the Roasted Peach, Feta & Pistachio Salad was ready to take to the table.  (If the dressing is too thick you can thin it out with a small amount of hot water).Roasted Peach, Feta & Pistachio Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Refined Sugarfree, Paleo, SCD, Low Carb & Vegetarian

For me personally, it was the highlight of the whole meal.  The grilled peaches were amazingly sweet and I loved the contrast with the creamy, salty feta and the spicy mustard.  I cooked what I thought would be plenty for 10 people, hoping for some leftovers but the entire thing disappeared!  Definitely a crowd pleaser and the most beautiful salad for a hot summer’s day!!  Roasted Peach, Feta & Pistachio Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Refined Sugarfree, Paleo, SCD, Low Carb & VegetarianComing tomorrow…Salad #2 Grilled Halloumi, Caramelised Shallots, Green Beans & Pine Nut Salad with a Lime Dressing!

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Roasted Peach, Feta & Pistachio Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Refined Sugarfree, Paleo, SCD, Low Carb & Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Roasted Peach, Feta & Pistachio Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing by Emma Eats & Explores - Grainfree, Glutenfree, Refined Sugarfree, Paleo, SCD, Low Carb & Vegetarian
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C (350F).
  2. Slice the peaches into eighths and arrange in a roasting tin.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil over the top of the peaches and add a pinch of salt.
  4. Roast the peaches in the oven for 20-25 minutes until they begin to caramelise.
  5. Meanwhile slice up the feta into about 1cm cubes.
  6. Toast the pine nuts in a frying pan over a low heat until they begin to brown.
For the dressing
  1. In a small bowl mix together the honey and wholegrain mustard.
  2. Thin the dressing with some hot water if it's too thick.
Assemble the Salad
  1. Wash the salad leaves and place in a large serving dish
  2. Top with the peach slices, feta cubes and sprinkle over the pistachio nuts.
  3. Drizzle over the dressing and season with some salt and black pepper.
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This recipe is Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, & Refined-Sugar Free.  It’s also suitable for Paleo, SCD, Low Carb and Vegetarian diets.

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. Annie Oxley says:

    Sounds absolutely delicious – looking forward to sampling it sometime!

  2. tanisha says:

    This looks so good. I will definitely need to try this out.

  3. Sabrina says:

    Omg this recipe sounds delicious! I am a terrible cook and I am always looking for easy recipes! I will make sure to try it out!

  4. Sounds yum, fresh and healthy. my kinda salad.

  5. Hanka says:

    Interesting combination! I love peaches and I must definitely give this salad a try!

  6. Ciara says:

    Looks yummy, unusual and tasty. Love pistachios!

  7. Caitlin says:

    So many of my favorite things in one salad! Sounds like a winner

  8. This looks amazing and perfect for the tail end of summer! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  9. This sounds really bright and refreshing! I need to try it out.

  10. Sunny says:

    This looks DELICIOUS! I can’t wait to try it!

  11. moscatoismymantra says:

    Mhmm sounds so delicious! Pinning this for later 🙂 Love your photography!

  12. Ariana says:

    Okay, this looks AMAZING! I’m not much of a chef but it looks easy enough. I’m going to try to get my girlfriend to make it for me though. Great post!

  13. pistachios and peaches are my fav! this salad looks so fresh and delicious 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  14. Lynn White says:

    This salad looks really good, but I switch out the pistachios for walnuts, I think.

  15. Rachel | The Naptime Projects says:

    This looks so so good! I get stuck eating the same salad over and over. It’s time to try something new!!

  16. confettiandbliss says:

    Such a delicious, flavorful salad! I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy my veggies and greens, and this Pistachio Salad is absolutely perfect for fall. Thank you for the beautiful recipe!

  17. beccajtalbot says:

    Pistachios and feta cheese are two of my favourite things – but I’d never thought to combine them! This salad sounds AMAZING! X

  18. jordyngalan says:

    Omg my gosh this looks so good! Sweet juicy peaches and salty feta! So delicious!

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