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

Ingredients:

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


Directions:

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. YUM! This looks delicious- and so healthy!

    xo Kayla

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

  3. Yum, so fresh & delicious! This looks yummy.

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

  7. 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. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. love the addition of peaches in this salad!

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

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

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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.

    • 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.

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

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

    This looks amazing, btw.

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

  19. 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

  20. 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!

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

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

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