Before we get into talking about this scrumptious and summery peach salad with pickled onion summer salad, I feel I should direct you to our last post where we discuss pickling a red onion, which is included in this peach salad. I think you’ll agree when you try making it yourself, but the pickled red onion is a necessary addition.
We love being able to share recipes that we create in our kitchen, and Sammy really created a masterpiece with a unique combination of ingredients. So what exactly is in this salad? The base of this creations is a combination of couscous and red quinoa (yum!), next is an organic spring salad mix, cherry tomatoes, peaches, edible flowers (optional, we thought they looked pretty!) and last but not least pickled red onion. It’s true this is one of the most colorful salads I’ve ever eaten, and the colorful the better in my opinion.
So, not only did we create this super colorful salad, we also created a killer dressing to go along with it. Me and salads have a great relationship, but only when you throw a tasty dressing in the mix. Of course some of our favorite dressings are not always the healthiest, but you’re not going to have that issue with this dressing recipe. That’s the beauty of making them from scratch (or really any recipe for that matter), there is no doubt what it is that you’re putting in your body.
We not only did used the homemade pickled red onion from Monday’s post, we used the marinade as well. Talk about using all the buffalo. The base of this dress is mostly the pickled onion marinade with the addition of olive oil, red wine vinaigrette, and salt and pepper to taste. It’s literally not the same salad without it. This recipe really comes full circle with the red onion, and then the marinade used to make the red onion; it truly completes the dish if you know what I mean.
As we say goodbye to summer, what a way to go out with a bang than stuffing your face with summer in bowl.
Up next on the blog we have our final Friday cocktail, and you don’t miss this one! And then next week is our final week of sharing our pickling creations, so stay tuned for all this deliciousness coming your way soon. Until then, Happy cooking!
Quote of the Day: “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” – Francis of Assisi