Peach and Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Crispy Bacon

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Bacon and Goat Cheese with Tomatoes and Peaches in a salad.

Here you are, my friends! The best straight-forward summer salad in the land, I promise: Peach and Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Crispy Bacon.

When you have homegrown tomatoes running out your ears and access to fresh, ripe peaches, this is THE tomato and bacon salad you HAVE to make!

Peach and Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Crispy Bacon Recipe

Homegrown tomatoes with fresh sliced peaches with mixed greens and vinaigrette.

Howdy! Chef Alli Here. Let’s Get You Cookin’…. Shall We?? 🙂

Every summer, I can hardly wait to make this salad. I was a little skeptical at first since it hadn’t ever even crossed my mind to combine tomatoes with peaches.

All I can tell you is this: don’t think you’ll be disappointed, and don’t think you won’t be craving this summer salad day and night – it’s THAT good.

Homegrown tomatoes, ripe peaches, crispy bacon, goat cheese crumbles, and a sassy vinaigrette dressing are delicious companions! Welcome to your new addition.

What to love about this recipe –

  1. Bacon! Bacon! Bacon!
  2. The flavor combination of this salad – it’s sooo addictive.
  3. Fast and easy…..like literally ready in minutes.

Salad ingredients needed –

  • Homegrown tomatoes
  • Fresh, nicely ripened peaches
  • Arugula (or baby spinach as a substitute)
  • Goat cheese crumbles
  • Crispy bacon

Salad dressing ingredients needed –

  • Olive oil
  • White wine vinegar
  • Brown spicy mustard

How to make peach and tomato salad with crispy bacon and goat cheese crumbles in 4 easy steps –

**Full, printable recipe card below – just scroll on down within this post to find it! 

  1. Place the arugula, tomatoes, and peaches in a medium serving bowl.
  2. In a dressing cruet or glass jar with a lid, add the dressing ingredients; shake until well combined.
  3. Drizzle the prepared dressing over the salad ingredients, tossing gently to combine.
  4. Divide the salad between two plates; sprinkle each salad with goat cheese crumbles and chopped bacon. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve at once!
Peach and Tomato Salad with Arugula and Bacon.

Answers to Common Questions Asked About This Recipe

What is arugula? Is arugula a type of lettuce?

Arugula is closely related to mustard greens, part of the brassica family, so it’s actually not lettuce, even though arugula is quite often part of a mixed greens salad.

Arugula is a tender, dark green, leafy vegetable that sports a peppery, spicy flavor which really gives a good kick to an otherwise bland lettuce salad.

What is the best way to peel peaches and tomatoes?

I have found that slipping peaches into a pot of boiling water for 60 seconds, then transferring each one to a bowl of ice cold water is the fastest and easiest way to peel peaches and tomatoes.

As you lift the peaches out of the cold water, rub each one with your fingers and watch the skins literally slide right off – super slick!

If it’s not homegrown tomato season or fresh peach season where I live, are there good substitutes I can use?

Great question, and YES!! In place of homegrown tomatoes, use grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half. As for the peaches, substitute frozen sliced peaches – it works great!

What if I don’t like goat cheese? Can I just leave it out of the recipe?

Yes, you can. Or, you could make a substitution! Feta cheese would be delicious in place of the goat cheese crumbles or even freshly shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese.

Peach and Tomato Salad with Bacon and Goat Cheese.

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Bacon and Goat Cheese with Tomatoes and Peaches in a salad.

Peach and Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Crispy Bacon

Here you are, my friends! The best straight-forward summer salad in the land, I promise. When you have homegrown tomatoes running out your ears and access to fresh, ripe peaches, this is THE tomato and bacon salad you HAVE to make!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

Salad

  • 2 medium ripe peaches, peeled, if desired, then sliced into 8 slices
  • 2 fat homegrown tomatoes, peeled, if desired, then sliced and quartered
  • 2 cups baby arugula, may substitute baby spinach
  • 2 Tbs. goat cheese crumbles
  • 2 slices cooked and crumbled bacon

Dressing

  • 1 Tbs. spicy brown or Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup good olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Place the arugula, tomatoes, and peaches in a medium serving bowl.
    In a dressing cruet or glass jar with a lid, add the dressing ingredients; shake until well combined.
    Drizzle the prepared dressing over the salad ingredients, tossing gently to combine. Divide the salad between two plates, then sprinkle each one with goat cheese crumbles and the chopped bacon. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve at once.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, fresh peaches, goat cheese, homegrown tomatoes, mixed greens salad, summer salad, tomato salad

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Chef Alli

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