Summer Peach + Corn Kale Salad With Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

Kale Salad with Peaches and Corn

Everything I love about the summer is found right here in this simple salad.

Fresh local peaches, corn straight from the cob and kale that is so tender I almost forget that lettuce salads are the norm.

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I’m on a bit of a cumin-lime kick at the moment and I’ve been adding this simple vinaigrette to everything from black beans and rice to grilled summer squash and now this kale salad. I can’t seem to get enough!

Kale Salad with Peaches and Corn 2

Farm chores are intense at the moment and quick salads like this are saving us on these long hot days. I hope you all enjoy this kale salad as much as we do! Bon appétit!

Summer Peach + Corn Kale Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette


A fresh and seasonal salad perfect for a hot summer night.
    10 mins.
    0 mins.
  • 1 very large bunch of kale, tough stems removed and cut into bite sized pieces  (about 1 pound)
  • 3 large peaches, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts (lightly toasted)
  • 1 1/2  cups fresh corn cut from the cob (or frozen corn thawed)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbles

For the Dressing:

  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin + more to taste
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon of honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Fine sea salt and pepper to taste

Serves 4-6

  1. Blend all of the ingredients for the dressing together and process until smooth. This works best with an immersion blender or food processor. Taste test and adjust ingredients as necessary.
  2. In a large serving bowl massage the kale with half of the dressing. Toss in the corn, peaches, red onion, toasted walnuts, feta cheese and cilantro. Mix until well combined. Season salad to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy.
*Use this recipe as a guide. Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary.
*Always taste test as you go.

16 thoughts on “Summer Peach + Corn Kale Salad With Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

  1. Julia

    I can get on board with cumin-lime vinaigrette any day of the week – sounds utterly slurpable! This salad is seriously making my mouth water. So many tasty ingredients, so many nutrients! LOVE!

    1. Janice

      I made your dressing this evening. We loved it! It’s bright and fresh tasting. By the way, I just found your website recently and am loving it. Love your recipe archive. Also love hearing about life on a farm.

  2. Isadora

    One of my favorite things about summer is eating delicious salads almost everyday! I love all the fresh summer produce you used in this one and I think I could become addicted to your cumin lime dressing!

  3. Laurel

    Had this salad for dinner last night, and I think it belongs in the top 5 salads of all time – SO good! Thanks so much for sharing your recipes!

  4. Jo

    I made this today, we had nectarines instead of peaches though.
    It is my new absolute favorite salad!I would eat the leg off a table with this dressing!yum yum!


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