Spinach peach salad
A fresh take on salads, with yummy peaches, spinach and some nuts/seeds, dressed with an amazing balsamic and mustard mixture.
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!
- 4 cups fresh spinach
- 1/2 small red onion
- 2 peaches, peeled and diced
- 2 tbs sesame seeds
- 2 tbs coarse grained mustard
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 6 tbs olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, finely diced (or minced)
- 2 tbs sugar
- Mix all of the dressing ingredients together and set aside.
- Toss the salad ingredients into a bowl.
- Pour over dressing just before serving.