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Peach and Roasted Vegetable Salad

Peach and Roasted Vegetable Salad

This salad kind of looks like fall… but it’s all summer, baby.

It’s not terribly different from our other roasted vegetable salads, if you just replaced the lettuce with hearty grains (we used Trader Joe’s harvest grain mix, which is pretty but not my favorite. I know my mom will disagree, but I feel that the mix of grains cook at different rates, leaving you with overdone cous cous and extra al-dente split peas). But I digress. Any grain or mix of grains, be it quinoa, israeli cous cous, bulgar or barley, would do just fine in this delightful dish.

Peach and Roasted Vegetable Salad

The peaches were a last minute addition. Taylor gave me one of “those” looks when I started chopping them up, but they proved to be the perfect sweet respite, bringing a bright flavor to the earthyness of the roasted veggies and grains.

Top with feta and thyme, and dinner is served.

Peach and Roasted Vegetable Salad

Yield: 2-3 servings

Total Time: 40 minutes


3 medium beets
2 large carrots
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

2 servings grain of your choice, such as israeli cous cous, quinoa, or farro, prepared according to package directions
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 sprigs fresh thyme, finely chopped

3 peaches, diced
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Peel and cut beets into 1-inch pieces. Chop carrots into similarly sized pieces and place in a large bowl. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt and pepper to taste; toss to coat. Dump veggies onto a large piece of aluminum foil and fold up edges to form a packet. Place packet on cookie sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until veggies are tender.

Toss cooked grain with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Divide among serving bowls. Top with roasted vegetables, peaches, and feta cheese. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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  1. 1
    Posted On July 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    YUM! This looks delicious- and so healthy!

    xo Kayla


  2. 2
    Posted On July 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    This is exactly the kind of food I like to eat in the summer, full of flavour and bursting with seasonal goodness.


  3. 3
    Posted On July 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Yum, so fresh & delicious! This looks yummy.


  4. 4
    Posted On July 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I have never noticed that the grains cook differently, or maybe I just like al dente grains!!! Will try this for sure with my Trader Joe’s Harvest Grain Mix and my fresh Palisade peaches!!!!


  5. 5
    Posted On July 20, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    The only fruits I’ve ever brought into salads are oranges, but I love the idea of mixing things up. A roasted veggie salad would be perfect today too–it’s chilly here!


  6. 6
    Posted On July 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    This is lovely! I’m adding it to the meal plan for next week!


  7. 7
    Posted On July 21, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I wouldn’t have given you one of those “looks” when adding the peaches. ;) We’re all about peaches in our house right now! This salad looks fabulous!


  8. 8
    Posted On July 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Looks amazing! I love it!!!


  9. 9
    Posted On July 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make a dish with Israeli couscous for quite some time, and this is a great recipe to start with! I bet the texture is phenomenal and I love the roasted beets and peaches together-sounds wonderful!


  10. 10
    Posted On July 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I absolutely love this recipe. I did a grilled apricot salad that was one of my favorites, nectarine pizza last, and this is going to be my next stone fruit salad. Looks amazing. Pinned it!


  11. 11
    Posted On July 23, 2012 at 8:47 am

    love the addition of peaches in this salad!


  12. 12
    Posted On July 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    What a nice salad, I love salads with fruits! It looks delicious and healthy.


  13. 13
    Posted On July 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I made this last night with quinoa. Fabulous combination of flavors. I will definitely make it again (probably before the week is over!).


  14. 14
    Posted On July 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I totally agree with you about TJ’s Harvest Grains. I always hated that al dente thing….

    This recipe sounds wonderful and I can’t wait to share it with my farm CSA!


  15. 15
    Posted On July 24, 2012 at 9:58 am

    YUM this looks so bright & delicious, I can’t wait to make it with quinoa!


  16. 16
    Posted On July 25, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Any idea how this holds? I’d like to make it a day or so ahead if possible. Going somewhere in a travel trailer and it would just be easier to make at home.


    • Posted On July 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

      I think you could do everything but the feta and peaches ahead of time, then just before serving cut up the peach and toss with feta. I’d be worried the peaches would turn brown if left out too long.

  17. 17
    Posted On July 25, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    i can’t wait to try this. looks delish!


  18. 18
    Posted On July 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I’m so with you on that TJ’s mix. It’s always half mush, half teeth-breaking legumes.

    This looks amazing, btw.


  19. 19
    Posted On August 16, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it!


  20. 20
    Posted On August 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I just purchase juicy peaches and veggies at the Farmer’s Market yesterday…can hardly wait to get into the kitchen to try this dish


  21. 21
    Posted On March 23, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Is there anything that you would substitute for the beets? I have tried them time and time again and just can’t bring myself to like them. Everything else sounds delicious!


  22. 22
    Posted On May 17, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Made this with quinoa, and its delicious! Absolutely love it. Thanks!


  23. 23
    Posted On June 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Hi! Just made it with quinoa and without peaches….was lovely! Thank u for the recipe!


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