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Peach Vinaigrette – Creamy Peach Salad Dressing

This peach vinaigrette is a light and refreshing salad dressing that is perfect for summer. It is made with fresh peaches, vinegar, olive oil, and a variety of seasonings. Being a versatile flavoring sauce this peach salad dressing can be used on green salads, fruit salads, or even grilled chicken or fish. Give it a try either using fresh peaches or cooked peaches, it tastes amazing!

Creamy peach vinaigrette in a jar.
Peach vinaigrette – creamy and flavorful.

A peach vinaigrette is a great way to add a pop of color and flavor to any salad. And if it’s peach season make a peach salad with greens and drizzle some of this peach salad dressing for an extra peach flavor!

If you like fruit based dressings and sauce make sure to check my mango sauce as well.

How To Make This Peach Vinaigrette

To make a peach vinaigrette, you have two options. You either make the salad dressing with fresh peach or cooked peach (caramelized). I chose to make the peach dressing with cooked fruit as it will prolong it’s shelf life and help intensify its flavor and sweetness.

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Peach salad dressing, creamy and smooth made with peach fruit, oil, vinegar and mustard.

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Step 1. Prepare the peach

For relatively smaller portion, lets say about 1⅓ cup of dressing you’ll need about 1 large peach. The riper the sweeter it will be.

  • To cook and caramelize the peach, heat a small skillet over medium heat and add a splash of water (about 2 tablespoons), throw in the sliced peach.
  • Observe when the water is almost evaporated and add the maple syrup, let it cook until the liquid caramelizes around the peaches, stirring occasionally. About 4-5 minutes until reduced.
  • If you decide to make the peach vinaigrette with fresh peach, you just peel and core it and add with the rest of ingredients when blending.
Process shots showing how to make peach vinaigrette with caramelized peach fruit.
Cook the peach for extra flavor and shelf life.

Let the cooked peach cool completely before adding to the rest of ingredients.

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Step 2. Combine and blend the ingredients

  • Simply combine all of the remaining ingredients (oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, garlic, salt and pepper) in a blender and blend until smooth. I used this small blender cup of my Beast blender, it’s perfect for blending small portions.
  • If you don’t want an intense garlic flavor, just smash the cloves and let them infuse in the olive oil for 15 minutes prior to making the peach salad dressing. Then discard the cloves.
  • Transfer to a jar or small container and keep refrigerated up to a week. If you’re making your peach vinaigrette recipe with fresh peach, try to consume it within 3 days. It will spoil faster.
Process shots showing how to make peach salad dressing with a creamy texture in a blender.
Combine all ingredients in your blender (I used my small cup from Beast Blender) and pour in a mason jar or your favorite container and store in the refrigerator.

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Vinegar Substitutions

A peach salad dressing can be made by substituting the apple cider vinegar for other vinegars like balsamic vinegar, champagne vinegar or even fresh lemon juice. If you’re looking for a peach salad with balsamic vinaigrette, then you should definitely use balsamic vinegar in the recipe.

Creamy peach vinaigrette cooped with a spoon.
The end result: a creamy peach vinaigrette with a smooth texture.

Creamy Peach Vinaigrette

For a creamier peach salad dressing, I added Dijon mustard, it helps with emulsifying and prevents the ingredients from separating during storage. Some Greek yogurt or mayonnaise to the recipe will provide the same effect.

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Peach Vinaigrette – Creamy Peach Salad Dressing

This peach vinaigrette is a light and refreshing salad dressing that is perfect for summer. Easy and versatile this peach salad dressing can be used on green salads, fruit salads, or even grilled chicken or fish. It's naturally gluten free and dairy free!
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Mediterranean
Servings: 5 or 6
Calories: 212.8kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

  • 1 large peach - peeled and cored / cooked
  • 7 tbsp olive oil - or avocado oil
  • 4 tbsp vinegar - apple cider, balsamic or lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup - or honey
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

Step 1. Prepare the peach:

  • To cook and caramelize the peach, heat a small skillet over medium heat and add a splash of water (about 2 tablespoons), throw in the sliced peach.
  • Observe when the water is almost evaporated and add the maple syrup, let it cook until the liquid caramelizes around the peaches, stirring occasionally. About 4-5 minutes until reduced.
  • Let the cooked peach cool completely before adding to the rest of ingredients.
  • If you decide to make the peach vinaigrette with fresh peach, you just peel and core it and add with the rest of ingredients when blending.

Step 2. Combine and blend the ingredients:

  • Simply combine all of the remaining ingredients (oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, garlic, salt and pepper) in a blender and blend until smooth. I used this small blender cup of my Beast blender, it’s perfect for blending small portions.
  • If you don’t want an intense garlic flavor, just smash the cloves and let them infuse in the olive oil for 15 minutes prior to making the peach salad dressing. Then discard the cloves.
  • Transfer to a jar or small container and keep refrigerated up to a week. If you’re making your peach vinaigrette recipe with fresh peach, try to consume it within 3 days. It will spoil faster.

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Notes

Dressing Storage Time

  • Fresh peach: 3 days
  • Cooked peach: 7 days
Vinegar substitutions: champagne vinegar, balsamic vinegar, wine vinegar;
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Nutrition

Serving: 4.5tbsp | Calories: 212.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.69g | Fat: 18.46g | Sugar: 7.92g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.

This peach vinaigrette is a light and refreshing salad dressing - perfect for summer. It is made with peaches, vinegar, olive oil, and a variety of seasonings. As a versatile flavoring sauce this peach salad dressing can be used on green salads, fruit salads, or even grilled chicken or fish. Give this peach vinaigrette a try either using fresh peaches or cooked peaches. #peachvinaigrette #peachdressing #dairyfreedressing #glutenfreedressing

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Recipe Rating




Raya

Wednesday 31st of August 2022

Love it , so creamy!

Faye

Saturday 13th of August 2022

Could frozen peaches also work for this recipe?

HealthyTasteOfLife

Tuesday 16th of August 2022

Yes, although the flavor might not be noticeable.