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A Floral Peach & Chicken Salad

with fresh mint, cilantro, pine nuts, goat cheese and a Tequila Honey Lime Vinaigrette

A Floral Peach & Chicken Salad with Tequila Honey Lime Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #edible #flower #peach #chicken #salad #recipe

I made this salad a month or so ago, when there were sooo many edible flowers in my yard. I didn’t have time to post it then, though, so I saved the photos for later. It was such a lovely salad!

A Floral Peach & Chicken Salad with Tequila Honey Lime Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #edible #flower #peach #chicken #salad #recipe

The flowers I used in this salad were violas, bee balm, rose petals, and hosta flowers. Just a few of each, but all mixed together they made a fabulous display of color. If you’re not sure which flowers are edible, here is a list of 42 Flowers you can Eat from Treehugger.

Now that we’re saying goodbye to summer, I figure I better post this as one last hurrah and burst of color and gratitude for all the delights that summer brings. Thank you, Summer. I had such a lovely time with you!

A Floral Peach & Chicken Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

A Floral Peach & Chicken Salad


    For the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Dash of salt
  • For each salad:
  • Fresh greens
  • 1 ripe, juicy peach, peeled and chopped
  • Cooked chicken, cut into chunks
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons of goat cheese crumbles
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons of toasted pine nuts (pinons)
  • A bit of fresh cilantro leaves
  • A few fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • Fresh, edible flowers


  1. In a small bowl, whisk all of the dressing ingredients together.
  2. To make the salad: Fill your plate or bowl with greens. Top with peach pieces and chicken, then sprinkle with goat cheese, pine nuts, cilantro, mint and then garnish as desired with flowers.
  3. Drizzle with dressing and enjoy!


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A Floral Peach & Chicken Salad with Tequila Honey Lime Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #edible #flower #peach #chicken #salad #recipe

This recipe was shared at Munching MondaySimple Supper TuesdayGluten Free Friday and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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