Peach & Almond Salad w/ Head Country Apple Habanero BBQ Sauce Buttermilk Dressing & Spicy Croutons
I can’t decide if I like the salad dressing the best, or the croutons in the salad. I have to make a double batch of the croutons because they’re such a good snack, and I can’t save enough to go in the salad. If you’ve got those summer ripe peaches, this is the perfect place to put them! Head Country Apple Habanero Bar-B-Q Sauce is in the dressing, while Head Country Sweet and Spicy Seasoning is on the croutons. Need I say more? This is the salad of your summer!
Ingredients (serves 6-8):
8 cups leafy greens
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
2 ripe peaches, pitted and thinly sliced
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 cup fried onions, homemade or from a can
1 cup spicy croutons (recipe follows)
1 cup Head Country Bar-B-Q Buttermilk Salad Dressing (recipe follows)
In a large salad bowl, toss leafy greens with salt. Add peaches, almonds, fried onions, and croutons. Pour dressing on top and gently toss.
1 loaf sourdough bread, crust removed
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 tsp. Head Country Sweet and Spicy Seasoning
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut bread into 1 1/2” cubes and spread on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and seasoning. Toss bread cubes with your hands or two forks to distribute the oil and seasoning. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until croutons are golden and dry. Let cool before putting on salad.
Head Country Bar-B-Q Buttermilk Salad Dressing
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup Head Country Apple Habanero Bar-B-Q Sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/3 cup olive oil
In a medium bowl or measuring cup, add buttermilk, Bar-B-Q Sauce, salt, pepper, Dijon mustard, and garlic. Whisk until combined. Gradually add olive oil while whisking until smooth.