It’s officially peach season in Missouri, and I am clearly excited! Growing up, I remember hoping and praying for peaches on Grandma and Grandpa’s farm. They didn’t fruit each year, but when they did, we didn’t.waste.one. Today I’m taking the girls to pick peaches and I look forward to sharing some of my favorite childhood flavors with them. I just might even attempt Aunt Mildred’s jam. In Missouri, we truly eat seasonally. I embrace each day we have fresh, flavorful fruit.
Honey dijon vinaigrette is a classic dressing that can be used to marinate chicken, as a dip for vegetables and crusty bread or as a versatile salad dressing. It works really well with all lettuce, including endive. It’s one of my go-to’s, even though alone I don’t care for honey or mustard. However, when paired together they create a sweet and slightly tangy dressing that makes me fall in love with salad all over again.
This week I’m eating peach salad with honey dijon vinaigrette. I love tossing it with goat cheese and candied pecans and topping it with ripe peaches for a light, summery flavor.
- ⅓ c balsamic vinegar
- ¼ c olive oil
- 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp honey
- Combine ingredients and shake well.