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California Harvest Salad

July 14, 2014
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California Harvest Salad

California Harvest Salad Cover with Banner

This is the perfect summer salad combining some of California’s freshest and most abundant produce.  The mix of flavors is sweet and crunchy and the textures together are wonderful.  Bring it to your next neighborhood barbecue, or it makes a great substitute salad for any weeknight dinner.

California Harvest Salad Ingredients Chopped in Bowl: Red Onion, Peaches, Green Beans, Pecans, and Crumbled Feta Cheese

The ingredients are simple and abundant. Sweet peaches, crisp red onion, roasted pecans, and crumbled feta top a bounty of blanched green beans that I found at my local Food 4 Less!

California Harvest Salad - Ingredients Mixed Together in Bowl

It almost looks too pretty to eat!  But, let’s do it anyway…

California Harvest Salad - Close Up of Ingredients Mixed in Bowl

Lightly toss with your favorite vinaigrette salad dressing and voila:  Summer Perfection!

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. fresh green beans, ends trimmed and cut into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 2 peaches, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 6 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Steam the green beans for about 7-10 minutes. Plunge into ice cold water to stop the cooking. Drain and place in a bowl.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss.
  3. Chill for at least 2 hours.
  4. Lightly add a bit of your favorite vinaigrette and serve.

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