Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Easy Homemade Peach Ginger Vinaigrette


Easy Peach Ginger Vinaigrette | Cooking on the Front Burner
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News alert - the peaches are here!  I was pretty excited the other day when I walked into Trader Joe's and saw the display of boxed peaches.  I've always had the best luck getting them there and hope they stick around for a long time - they are the juiciest and most flavorful ones ever.  Besides just eating them plain, I was inspired to create this Peach Ginger Vinaigrette from my Cuisine at Home magazine.  I'm always looking for new dressings to try and making homemade is super easy - peachy keen, right :)

While they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, for me I think it is lunch.  When I'm organized and trying to eat right, I bring salads to work for my lunch break.  My typical salad consists of a spring green mix, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, sliced red pepper, snap peas and some sort of protein - either a hard boiled egg or some grilled chicken.  It's a pretty tasty salad but I'm not a fan of heavy salad dressings or those reduced calories ones.  I prefer something on the light side full of flavor where just a couple drizzles will do.  I think I'm going to be loving this one all summer long!

Get creative too.  How about some cooked noodles, fresh peach slices, some diced grilled chicken or pork and a veggie like snow peas or red pepper?  I think this would be a perfect salad served cold and great to take along on a picnic.  You also might want to try marinading some cubed chicken or pork, then skewer/grill and serve on a bed of rice or quinoa.  This vinaigrette is so versatile so get your thinking caps on!

A fun little tid bit about me - I always needs something crunchy to go with lunch.  Whether it be some chips or pretzels.  Doesn't feel like my lunch is complete without that crunch!  Unless, of course, I can have french fries - those would win out any time!!


Peach Ginger Vinaigrette

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Yield about one cup
Inspired and adapted from Cuisine at Home
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup fresh peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup peach preserves
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced scallion
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili paste (corrected 7/23)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
Instructions
  1. In a food processor puree the peaches and preserves
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth
  3. Serve with salads or use as a marinade
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Easy Peach Ginger Vinaigrette | Cooking on the Front Burner



It is so easy to make your own Peach Ginger Vinaigrette.  Perfect on salads or a marinade!

17 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely amazing! I cannot wait to try it!

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  2. What a great idea to include fresh fruit in the salad dressing...awesome.

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  3. This sounds absolutely wonderful!! I'm looking forward to trying it!

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  4. Umm, I would put this on EVERYTHING! Yummy!

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  5. This looks wonderful! I love how different it is. I'm sure it would take an average tasting salad over the top.

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  6. This sounds so great! I can't wait to try it with our peaches this year!

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  7. I love peaches and ginger together-- this sounds amazing!

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  8. I'm COMPLETELY in love with this dressing, Deb!

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  9. I look forward to peach season all year!! I love this vinaigrette - I want to put it on everything!

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  10. Your salads sound amazing that you take to work, and I don't like heavy dressings either. This is perfect and there are so many delicious flavors going on. And that color!

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  11. This salad dressing sounds wonderful! Peaches are my very favorite fruit,too. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Blessings, Janet

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  12. I love me some crunch at lunch too -- usually it's some raw carrots with dressing along with a veggie burger. But I adore this fresh peach vinaigrette - serious summer fun! I'm gonna want to drizzle this on everything :)

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  13. I love how you used peach in this!

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  14. I just had to come see more of this little beauty, Deb! Because of our cold spring this are behind schedule this year but our peaches will be ready soon and I'm so glad I have this recipe! Love it.....sharing! Happy Independence Day :)

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  15. Used this on a peach, tomato, mozzarella caprese salad with baby greens. Used grape seed oil, may ploy sweet chili sauce instead of chili paste and a haberno and lime honey....fabulous!

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