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.