white peach basil salad with balsamic dressing

04Aug11

We were deep into a lazy summer Sunday when we started to make dinner plans. Given the heat, our need for a nap, and all the opportunity still left in the day (going to the pool!), we decided to order takeout pizza. I offered to make a salad, and felt inspired by the day to make a summery salad. The white peaches looked good when I stopped by the store, so I developed the idea for this salad.

White Peach Basil Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Ingredients:

Salad

  • 1 head green leaf lettuce, cleaned, dried and torn into bite size pieces
  • 4 white peaches, sliced
  • Leaves from 4 sprigs of basil, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into 1 inch x 1/4 inch slices

Instructions:

1.  Clean, dry and tear the lettuce in a large bowl.
2. Wash the peaches and slice thinly. Add to the lettuce.
3.  Clean the basil, pick the leaves and chop. Add to salad bowl.
4.  Thinly slice red onion and add it to the salad.
5. Slice the mozzarella into 1/4 inch pieces. Slice into strips and then tear into small pieces. Add to salad.

Dressing

  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Mince shallot and put in a small jar with a lid.
2. Add honey, olive oil, water, balsamic vinegar and salt & pepper.
3. Shake dressing until incorporated.
4. Pour dressing over salad and toss.
5. Enjoy!

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2 Responses to “white peach basil salad with balsamic dressing”

  1. This looks so delicious. When are you going to come cook for me too?

  2. 2 Sarah Schramm

    Just made this last night as a side to this veggie risotto (http://www.chickpeachatter.com/veggie-risotto/), and it was still delicious even without the cheese!


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