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!

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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)

Method:

In a large salad bowl, toss leafy greens with salt.  Add peaches, almonds, fried onions, and croutons.  Pour dressing on top and gently toss.

Spicy Croutons


Ingredients:

1 loaf sourdough bread, crust removed
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 tsp. Head Country Sweet and Spicy Seasoning


Method:

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

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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.