Prep Time
30 Mins
4 servings (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups salad and 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese)

Fresh peaches and goat cheese headline this simple no-cook salad recipe. The 8-ingredient vinaigrette, made with pantry staples, takes minutes to make and is a delicious complement to the other ingredients in the salad. Use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to save time in the kitchen. Serve with herbed bread.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 8 ingredients; stir with a whisk.

Step 2

Combine chicken and remaining ingredients except cheese in a large bowl. Add vinegar mixture; toss gently. Sprinkle with cheese.

Step 3

Herbed bread: Unroll the dough from a (8-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust. Fold dough in half; pat into a 9-inch square. Let rest 15 minutes. Brush dough with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. Sprinkle evenly with 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Bake at 350° for 11 minutes or until golden.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Good, but. . .

July 18, 2015
This salad is good, but I couldn't actually taste the peaches.  I think the balsamic might be too strong.  I used top of the season amazing peaches and I want to actually taste them - and therefore would not make it again.

So tasty

August 01, 2017
This salad is fantastic. Now among my favorites. I don't normally make dressings with my salad, but I made this one and am glad I did. All of the ingredients merged well and played off of one another.

stephil's Review

July 08, 2010
What a wonderful summery salad! I usually make it the night after we have a rotisserie chicken so the meat is chilled. If you don't like regular goat cheese (my husband HATES it), look around for smoked goat cheese. Tastes wonderful, but without the sour sharp bite to it. This will be a summer staple!

Breezycookin's Review

August 11, 2009
Made this recipe as is and it was excellent! I had been searching all summer for a good entree salad worthy of guests and this is it. My husband gobbled it up. I made the herbed bread as suggested and the flavors were perfect together. This will be a new regular recipe as we have so many hot days in AZ when a delicious, cool salad is a perfect meal. By shredding the rotisserie chicken ahead, it was a very quick week night meal.

NRcook's Review

August 16, 2012
This salad is absolutely delicious! Made it tonight for my friends - both asked for the recipe. Served with rosemary crusty bread because I had some in the freezer. Great summer salad.

Saecca's Review

September 01, 2009
AMAZING!! Loved this recipe! My husband and I agreed it tasted like something you would get at a restaurant. I substituted the rotisserie chicken with chicken breasts which I sautéed with salt and pepper and then cut into bite-sized pieces. I served it with the herbed bread sticks and that just completes the flavor of the whole dish!

EllenFL's Review

August 27, 2009
This would be good when strawberries are in season too. Delicious, flavors complement themselves beautifully.

carolfitz's Review

June 29, 2009
Used a breast from CL's lemon-rosemary whole roast chicken. Had great white peaches. Made the recommended herb bread with a combo of thyme, rosemary & oregano. Lovely summer meal, rated "special occasion" because it was so pretty and fresh and the peaches were a surprise.

Steph1201's Review

August 01, 2012
Excellent meal that is quick and easy to make but most of all delicious!

janelson1's Review

July 25, 2014
This is an excellent combination of flavors. I made as directed with the addition of some blueberries. The amount of dressing needs to be doubled though.