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Summer Peach + Corn Kale Salad With Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

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.

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!

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

Prep Time: 10 minutes    Cook Time: 0 mins.    Serves: 4-6

  • 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


  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.

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

  1. Julia says:

    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. Andrea says:

      It’s such a good flavor combination!

  2. Cumin, lime, and honey is such a good combo. It makes perfect sense paired with peaches and corn but I haven’t had this pairing yet this summer. Going on my list!

    1. Andrea says:

      It really is a great combo!

  3. wow this salad looks delicious and gorgeous! love the colours… definitely recreating the recipe in my kitchen.

  4. Emily says:

    This sounds so good! I’m currently obsessed with kale and peaches and always obsessed with lime/cumin combos!

  5. Gorgeous salad, my dear! I will eat peaches any way I can get them, but I’ve definitely never combined them with cumin + lime. I love the idea! Good luck with all your farm chores 🙂

    1. Andrea says:

      Thank you!

    2. Janice says:

      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.

  6. dina says:

    this sounds like a lovely salad!

  7. Isadora says:

    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!

    1. Andrea says:

      Give the dressing a whirl! It’s my favorite at the moment!

  8. YES! Looks so yummy and perfect — all of my favorite things!

  9. Laurel says:

    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!

  10. Jo says:

    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!

  11. This salad looks so fresh and inviting. Summer produce is the best.

  12. Emily Hiram says:

    I’m new to your blog and this is the first recipe i’m going to make. I can’t wait to try out more. I love how the recipes are sorted by veggie!

  13. elizabeth says:

    I just made this and it was absolutely delicious. My modifications included only one tbsp of honey to cut the sweetness, and I cooked the corn for a few minutes before adding it to the salad. Great healthy peach season, salad!

  14. Lindsay says:

    Just made this salad for lunch…delicious! Summertime peaches and kale with this lime cumin dressing hit the spot on a hot day! I used a 10 oz bag of organic chopped kale from Trader Joe’s which made the preparation a bit faster.

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