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Hempy Peach Salad with a Creamy Balsamic Hummus Dressing

Posted in Appetizers, Favourites, Salads by Janet M on August 9, 2013

Peach and Hemp Salad with a Creamy Balsamic Hummus Dressing

Going to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches… Millions of peaches, peaches for me. {sing along here}

I swear, I wasn’t planning to share so many salads.

But to combat salad ennuis, I kept mixing up new dressings. I didn’t think it would be so spectacular, but I loved it. And then snapped away some quickie photos for you to enjoy the sights of my salad, too.

Fresh, flavourful ingredients are important for a salad; but like pasta is to sauce, salad can be a vector for dressing.

A simple go-to dressing. With hummus on hand, this is so easy to put together. Hummus, balsamic and mustard. I always taste-test the dressing, but this one was hard to read. As I said, I didn’t really think I’d like it; it seemed too tart. Drizzled next to the sweet peaches, though, it all balanced out.

And to finish off my meal? Carrots with the hummus that didn’t make it into the dressing. ;)

Peach and Hemp Salad with a Creamy Balsamic Hummus Dressing

This is my submission to Deb for this week’s Souper Sundays and this month’s No Croutons Required for seasonal.

Peach and Hemp Salad with a Creamy Balsamic Hummus Dressing
Dressing adapted from Vegan American Princess

1 peach, chopped
1 tbsp hemp seeds
2 cups leafy greens

1.5 tbsp hummus (I used our favourite classic hummus)
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp Dijon mustard (or mustard of choice)

1. In a small bowl, mix together the hummus, balsamic vinegar and mustard.

2. On a plate, place the leafy greens. Top with the chopped peach and sprinkle with hemp seeds. Drizzle with dressing.

Serves 1.

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  1. sprint2thetable said, on August 9, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    I make the dressing combo ALL the time! It’s my quickie for work. I also do it with apple cider vinegar. Adding cumin and herbs de provonce is good too.

    Love all these peaches. :)

    • janet @ the taste space said, on August 9, 2013 at 8:53 AM

      I will have to try that next time, Laura. It is funny because I’ve tried hummus dressings before by adding more lemon juice, and it never worked out… but this, this was great!! :)

  2. Debby Sunshine said, on August 9, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    I love peaches in salads, and I’m so glad you liked the hummus dressing! It’s my all-time favorite!

  3. Eileen said, on August 9, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Hey, there’s nothing wrong with an all salad all the time diet! Especially considering Texas peaches. This sounds great!

  4. coconutandberries said, on August 9, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Balsamic-hummus dressing?! That’s one I’d never have thought to make. I imagine the hummus just lends a nice creaminess though. I made a salad with peach today too :)

    • janet @ the taste space said, on August 13, 2013 at 1:13 PM

      Yeah, the hummus is a nice creamy body for the dressing. Not as smooth as purely nuts but it works well… and easier than blending nuts. :)

  5. sarojinididi said, on August 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Wonderful salad idea!

  6. Joanne said, on August 9, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    How have i never thought to use hummus as a dressing! Genius.

    I’m going to have to google that peach song…can’t believe I’ve never heard it.

  7. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts said, on August 10, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    When your salads look like this, please keep sharing :)

  8. Deb in Hawaii said, on August 11, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    I for one have loved your salad craze this week! ;-) I love the idea of the creamy hummus dressing paired with the sweet peaches. Thanks for sharing it with me at Souper Sundays this week.


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