Roast Peach, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad

Day 3 – 12 Days of Christmas

Roast Peaches. Blue Cheese. Toasted Walnuts. Rocket. Honey Dressing. Do I need to say anymore? Okay, I will. I simply love this salad. It’s light and lovely and luscious and oh so right for a special occasion.

When you roast peaches, it brings out their peachiness and they become peachy in the extreme, peachy to the max, peachier than Ben Hur. Was Ben Hur peachy? I’m not sure, but you get where I’m going with this. To help you visualise this salad of all salads, I want you to close your eyes and taste this: soft roasted peaches with peppery green rocket, a hint of rich salty blue cheese and crunchy toasted walnuts all finished with a slick of sweet honey dressing.

Aaaaaaah, are you in heaven yet? I am. I do admit that I am a lover of the sweet with the salty and savoury and this salad ticks all the boxes. I’ve used white peaches because I love the contrast of the skin with the flesh, but feel free to use yellow as they work just as well. I also use a soft creamy blue cheese rather than a hard pungent variety, but again use whatever your tastebuds tell you.

So why did this one make the 12 Days of Christmas?

  • It’s truly special and Christmas deserves special, don’t you think?
  • It’s as easy as all get out but looks like you’ve been preparing for hours – a bit of deception is okay on 25 December….
  • It can be made well ahead of time – leaving more time for other things like a few more hours sleep (if you don’t have small ones who are just too excited about Santa!)
  • As with my other Christmas salads, it will compliment just about anything you want to put on the plate – chicken, pork, lamb, beef, ham, prawns.

Roast peach, blue cheese and walnut salad


Tomorrow we’re carbing out on Crispy Roasted Potatoes – classic and oh so easy.

12 Days of Xmas Re-cap:

Day 1 – Watermelon, basil and fetta salad
Day 2 – Corn and blueberry salad
Day 3 – Roast peach, blue cheese and walnut salad




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