A fresh take on salads, with yummy peaches, spinach and some nuts/seeds, dressed with an amazing balsamic and mustard mixture.

Spinach peach salad (800x600)

The house that we rented in Chile had some amazing fruit trees in the backyard – mandarines, lemons, peaches, nectarines.  The peaches became ripe all at once so we had a plethora of peaches that we needed to use or else give them up for the birds.  So I searched the internet for recipes involving peaches – and came upon this one.  It’s pretty similar to my spinach & orange salad but the dressing is a real winner.  So much, that I’ve put the recipe for the dressing also separately here.

The original recipe called for pine nuts, to give it a bit of a crunch, but I wasn’t able to find them in Chile.  So I substituted sesame seeds instead, and it was still very yummy!  I’ve also substituted in walnuts and other types of nuts – feel free to experiment yourselves and let me know how you go!

Spinach peach salad
Serves 8
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144 calories
10 g
0 g
12 g
1 g
2 g
85 g
59 g
8 g
0 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
85g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144
Calories from Fat 101
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
18%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 59mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 10g
3%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
31%
Vitamin C
12%
Calcium
5%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the salad
  1. 4 cups fresh spinach
  2. 1/2 small red onion
  3. 2 peaches, peeled and diced
  4. 2 tbs sesame seeds
For the dressing
  1. 2 tbs coarse grained mustard
  2. 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  3. 6 tbs olive oil
  4. 1 clove garlic, finely diced (or minced)
  5. 2 tbs sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the dressing ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Toss the salad ingredients into a bowl.
  3. Pour over dressing just before serving.
Adapted from http://www.food.com/recipe/just-peachy-spinach-salad-95322
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calories
144
fat
12g
protein
1g
carbs
10g
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Adapted from http://www.food.com/recipe/just-peachy-spinach-salad-95322
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Spinach peach salad