Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Peach Salad with Strawberry Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette

By: The Food Hunter

Last month I had a chance to spend some time in Baton Rouge with my "Foodie Fam." and one of our many food adventures led us to the Red Stick Spice Company. Being a family owned specialty shop Red Stick captures the delicious and unique flavors of the region by sourcing only the best local ingredients they can find. The store's collection includes everything from: spices, rubs, olive oils, various flavored balsamic vinegars and high quality loose tea.

During our visit we were able to sample a lovely salad which used a local pepper jelly as the base of its refreshing vinaigrette. It was the perfect combination of sweet and spicy that will definitely remind you of summer, way into the winter months.

Peach Salad with Strawberry Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette
(courtesy of Red Stick Spice)
4 cups baby greens
1 large peach, pitted and sliced
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup pecan pieces
Strawberry Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette--recipe below
Salt and Pepper

Gently toss the baby greens in the vinaigrette. Use just enough dressing to coat the leaves. There should not be dressing pooling in the bottom of the bowl. Sprinkle the greens with a little salt and pepper. Garnish the salad with the peaches, feta and pecans. Enjoy!

Ingredients for the Vinaigrette:
1/2 cup Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tbl Champagne Pear White Balsamic
1/4 cup Strawberry Pepper Jelly

Combine the Champagne Pear White Balsamic with the Strawberry Pepper Jelly. Slowly drizzle in the Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil while whisking constantly. Refrigerate any unused portion of dressing and use within seven days.


  1. I really like the idea of this salad... unique and sounds so refreshing! <3

  2. I like to experiment with different balsamics... yum!

  3. This sounds so perfect for me. I've never thought about a strawberry pepper jelly. The combo sounds wonderful!

  4. What an unusual salad! I love the flavor combination, as it must make it hard to stop eating!

  5. I love every element of this salad. Great combination.

  6. I love the idea of using jelly in the dressing! One year I canned a bunch of pepper jelly and couldn't figure out how to use it. This would have been perfect!

  7. I love the combination of sweet heat and the dressing sounds amazing! (Champange Pear Balsalmic? Um Yes Please!)