Peach Cucumber Salad Recipe with Basil Vinaigrette

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This summer has been a delicate blend of heat wave and monsoon. I’ve had to come up with some creative family activities to keep the children (and us grownups!) from going stir crazy.

Thankfully, while the summer heat and humidity has not been good for my desire to leave the comfort of air conditioning, it has been great for our cucumber harvest. I’ve been working on figuring out new ways to use our abundance of cucumbers. This peach cucumber salad is a result of that project.

Peach Cucumber Salad With Basil Vinaigrette

This recipe is a perfect mixture of textures and flavors. With soft and sweet peaches, crisp and cool cucumbers, and a sweet and tangy vinaigrette this is a perfect summer salad. We also have a lot of mint growing in our garden, so sometimes I swap in mint for the basil.

Sometimes I like to add toasted pecans and/or crumbled goat cheese to the top for added crunch or creaminess. Make sure you wait until serving to add them though. They get too soft if they’re left on top of the salad for too long.

This peach cucumber salad is delicious as soon as you make it, but I’ve found that letting it marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours intensifies the flavors and makes it even better!

If you have a cucumber abundance like we do (or can pick some up at a great price while they are in season), give this recipe a try!

More Ways to Use Cucumbers

My super-simple cucumber onion salad is my go-to cucumber recipe, but after having that several times in a week, I wanted to find some new options. Here are some others we tried:

Up next… refrigerator pickles!

Peach Cucumber Salad with Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

A simple and refreshing peach cucumber salad with basil vinaigrette is a wonderful mixture of flavors, textures, and colors.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Calories 91kcal
Author Katie Wells


10 people


For the Vinaigrette

For the Salad

  • 3 peaches
  • 2 cucumbers
  • ¼ cup toasted pecans (optional)
  • ¼ cup goat cheese (crumbled, optional)


  • Combine all the ingredients for the vinaigrette except the basil or mint and whisk to combine.
  • Finely chop the fresh basil or mint and mix into the vinaigrette.
  • Cut the peaches into bite-size chunks, discarding the pits.
  • Cut the cucumbers in half and slice into ¼ inch slices.
  • Place the peaches and cucumbers in a medium sized glass bowl.
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the cut peaches and cucumbers and mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate several hours.
  • Garnish with pecans and goat cheese before serving if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Peach Cucumber Salad with Basil Vinaigrette Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 192mg5%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 10.6mg13%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Refrigerating the salad for a few hours before serving is optional, but it does help intensify and marry the flavors. 

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


8 responses to “Peach Cucumber Salad Recipe with Basil Vinaigrette”

  1. Kendra Avatar

    5 stars
    Wonder if I could add feta in place of goat cheese? What other type of cheese would you recommend?

  2. India Avatar

    Thank you so much for providing such great information. keep posting .

  3. Deborah Avatar

    You say to mix it in a glass bowl. Would a metal bowl work too, or is there a reason to only use glass? I’ve been trying to decide if I should replace my metal mixing bowl set with a glass set.

  4. Mary Avatar

    5 stars
    I tried this tonight as a side for pulled pork. I have an abundance of cucumbers from my garden and fresh peaches from the store, so this was perfect. My combo from above was with basil, honey and lemon. I did add the goat cheese and toasted pecans. My advice is to use just the goat cheese – that creaminess is perfect with the bright and cool flavors. It’s incredibly easy and served as a great compliment to the spiciness and smokiness of the pulled pork I made. Thank you!

  5. Tanja Odzak-Goppold Avatar
    Tanja Odzak-Goppold

    Wait a minute!!!

    I’m surprised to hear that Wellness Mama is “into” air conditioning!

    While I’ve personally not researched it, I have just never thought that it was good for a person to be in and out of AC over the course of the day. I know it’s more comfortable… BUT How can a person ever acclimate to the heat/humidity? Personally, it gives me a sore throat and often minor cold like symptoms. I don’t like it at all even tho, yes, it feels good. It feels like it messes with my immune system somehow.

    It doesn’t make sense… How can a person eat local, organic, be sustainable, live a non-toxic life as much as possible… Yet use and support air conditioning? It’s an energy hog, expensive, uses weird chemicals in the machine itself… I don’t know. It’s living in a bubble, separate from one’s environment. No one ever had ac before the ac was invented. For the reverse situation, We have always had heat… Fire.

    Not trying to poo-poo on anything here, it just bonked me on the head to read that!!! Please don’t get me wrong, I love Wellness Mama and everything you do. I think you totally rock… Just a little shocked is all.

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