Easy Cucumber, Peach, and Basil Salad Recipe

Easy Cucumber, Peach, and Basil Salad Recipe

Blending this vinaigrette in a food processor allows all of the ingredients to disperse most evenly. While the dressing may be whisked by hand instead, the flavors will not be as pronounced.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


  • 1 (12-14-inch) English cucumber, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 fresh peaches, cut into 1-inch chunks

For the vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 large fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste

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1 Prep the vegetables: Add the chopped peaches and cucumbers to a large bowl.

Summer peach and cucumber salad is mixed with a spoon.

2 Make the vinaigrette: In the bowl or a mini food processor or blender, combine the oil, vinegar, lime zest and juice, honey, basil, salt and pepper. Pulse until the basil is finely chopped and the vinaigrette is completely emulsified.

Ingredients for black pepper basil vinaigrette are being poured into the bowl of a food processor. Food processor with black pepper basil vinaigrette to make a healthy summer peach and cucumber salad.

3 Dress the produce: Pour the vinaigrette over the peach and cucumber mixture. Stir to coat evenly.

The bowl of a food processor with black pepper basil vinaigrette is being poured over a bowl of chopped cucumbers and peaches. Hands holding a spoon and mixing chopped cucumbers and peaches to make a refreshing summer salad made with peaches and cucumbers.

4 Serve: Transfer to a serving platter, garnish with torn basil leaves and serve immediately.

A plate of peach and cucumber salad with a black pepper and basil vinaigrette pooling on the plate.

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