Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
Fresh Peach Salad
When we think of ways to eat peaches most of us picture-making tarts, making preserves, or enjoying them just as they are. Peaches are fantastic when they’re worked into a savory dish as well! This salad hits all the notes of summer with peaches as the centerpiece. The great thing about a salad is that you can add, subtract, or substitute whichever ingredients you’d like. Bon appetit!
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 to 2 large ripe peaches, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
- 1/2 cup candied pecans
- 4 ounces smoked Gouda, crumbled into small pieces
- 5 ounces baby arugula
Add the oil, vinegar, honey and mustard to a jar with a lid. Add the shallot and season with salt and pepper. Close the jar and shake until combined. (See Cook's Note.)
Layer the peaches, pecans, Gouda, and arugula in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the top, then toss until everything is coated. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.
The dressing can be made 1 day in advance and kept refrigerated in an airtight container.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.