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Strawberry Peach Salad with Glazed Almonds

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This simple and delicious recipe for my Strawberry Peach Salad with Glazed Almonds takes all of the thinking out of salad making. Bonus: Everything is ready in under 10 minutes!

Strawberry Peach Salad with Glazed Almonds in a bowl

By far, my favorite thing about summer is the wide variety of colorful and delicious fruit in season! When summer rolls around, suddenly the produce section (and my kitchen counter!) become more bright and beautiful, and my mind starts spinning as I envision the recipes I want to create with all of the luscious fruit I’m surrounded by.

Therefore, I felt it was absolutely and totally necessary to take two of my summer fruit favorites, peaches and strawberries, and use them in the delicious salad you see pictured above.

Why this Recipe Works:

  • As per usual, this recipe is super simple, yet packed with a variety of flavors and textures, (as any salad should be!)
  • This salad is great to make when you’re having company or when you want a delicious simple salad for yourself!
  • The added beans give this salad extra protein and the balsamic dressing really ups their flavor!

Looking for more salad inspiration? Then you have to try these recipes:

How to Make my Strawberry Peach Salad with Glazed Almonds:

1. First, prepare the almonds by placing them in a dry frying pan over medium heat to begin the toasting process. Meanwhile, lay a sheet of parchment paper nearby.
Slivered almonds in a pan on the stove 2. Once the almonds start to toast and turn a light brown color, add your maple syrup, stir until almonds are coated, and then turn them out onto the parchment paper to cool. Quickly spread them out as much as you can using a spoon (they’ll be quite sticky!) and then lightly sprinkle with salt.
Glazed almonds on parchment paper sprinkled with salt 3. Next, place your lettuce in a medium sized mixing bowl….
Lettuce in a bowl
… And then, toss with your desired amount of balsamic dressing.

4. Since I like to give everyone their own individual little salads (it’s a great way to encourage your family to eat more greens!) the next step for me is to divide the dressed lettuce amongst four little bowls, but feel free to keep it all in one big bowl for serving, if you so choose.

5. Next, add one tablespoon of beans to each bowl.
Lettuce, beans, and dressing in four ramekins 6. Then ¼ of the chopped peach and one chopped strawberry per bowl, too.
Strawberries and peaches added to the four ramekins 7. Next, add 1 tsp. of raisins to each lil’ bowl. (If you’re not planning on serving the salads right away, stop here and place the salads in the fridge until you’re ready for them.)

8. The last step: divide the glazed almonds amongst the four bowls, too.  I like to keep all of the salad toppings on the surface rather than toss them in.  It makes the salad look more enticing, and, everyone can easily see exactly what flavors they’re in for.

That’s it! I hope you love this salad recipe as much as we do.

Top Tips for Making my Strawberry Peach Salad with Glazed Almonds:

  • When you’re done glazing the almonds, wash than pan right away for easy clean up.
  • My Sweet n’ Salty Maple Walnuts also go great with this salad!
  • Feel free to add other fruit to this salad as well – other berries, especially blueberries, would be delicious.
  • If you’re using the recipe to meal prep, prepare all of the ingredients but keep them in your fridge separately. Assemble when you’re ready to eat!
  • You can find flat parchment sheets HERE

Did you try this recipe? Please give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful! Thanks in advance.

Strawberry Peach Salad with Glazed Almonds

Strawberry Peach Salad with Glazed Almonds

This simple and delicious recipe for my Strawberry Peach Salad with Glazed Almonds takes all of the thinking out of salad making
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Strawberry Peach Salad with Glazed Almonds
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 5 – 6 big handfuls of Baby Romaine or lettuce of your choice
  • 5 Ingredient Balsamic Dressing
  • 1 ripe peach cut into ½-inch chunks
  • 4 medium or large strawberries cut into ½-inch chunks
  • 4 Tb. cannellini beans I use organic canned beans, rinsed
  • 4 tsp. raisins
  • 3 Tb. sliced almonds
  • 1 Tb.  maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt

5-Ingredient Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/3 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Pitted Dates OR 2 Tb. Maple Syrup
  • 1 Medium Orange - peeled seeded and chopped into chunks (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder optional

Instructions

  • First, prepare the almonds by placing them in a dry frying pan over medium heat to begin the toasting process. Meanwhile, lay a sheet of parchment paper nearby.
  • Once the almonds start to toast and turn a light brown color, add your maple syrup, stir until almonds are coated, and then turn them out onto the parchment paper to cool. Quickly spread them out as much as you can using a spoon (they’ll be quite sticky!) and then lightly sprinkle with salt.
  • Next, place your lettuce in a medium sized mixing bowl and toss with your desired amount of balsamic dressing.
  • Since I like to give everyone their own individual little salads (it’s a great way to encourage your family to eat more greens!) the next step for me is to divide the dressed lettuce amongst four little bowls, but feel free to keep it all in one big bowl for serving, if you so choose.
  • Next, add one tablespoon of beans to each bowl.
  • Then ¼ of the chopped peach and one chopped strawberry per bowl, too.
  • Next, add 1 tsp. of raisins to each lil’ bowl. (If you’re not planning on serving the salads right away, stop here and place the salads in the fridge until you’re ready for them.)
  • The last step: divide the glazed almonds amongst the four bowls, too.  I like to keep all of the salad toppings on the surface rather than toss them in.  It makes the salad look more enticing, and, everyone can easily see exactly what flavors they're in for.

5-Ingredient Balsamic Dressing5-Ingredient Balsamic Dressing

  • Simply add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until the dressing is liquified. The end result is the most perfectly sweet, tangy and creamy balsamic dressing that you would never guess is oil-free.Simply add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until the dressing is liquified. The end result is the most perfectly sweet, tangy and creamy balsamic dressing that you would never guess is oil-free.

Notes

  • When you're done glazing the almonds, wash than pan right away for easy clean up. 
  • My Sweet n' Salty Maple Walnuts also go great with this salad!
  • Feel free to add other fruit to this salad as well - other berries, especially blueberries, would be delicious.
  • If you're using the recipe to meal prep, prepare all of the ingredients but keep them in your fridge separately. Assemble when you're ready to eat!
  • You can find flat parchment sheets HERE
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