Quick Spinach Salad with Peach Vinaigrette Dressing

peach vinaigrette dressing

I love homemade salad dressings, and I am sooo excited about this one! First of all, this salad couldn’t be easier to throw together and everyone always loves it. Guaranteed if you bring it to a potluck it will be gone and you’ll get recipe requests.

I developed this peach vinaigrette dressing on a whim a few days ago because I had a box of peaches a dear friend gave me and putting one in the salad dressing just seemed like the right thing to do. Like it was just meant to be. And I’m telling you what, it certainly was the right thing to do!

peach vinaigrette dressing

I used my mom’s poppy seed vinaigrette dressing as a base and altered it a little from there. She has made that dressing for years and it’s still one of my favorites today.

I added a little mayo to give it some creaminess and the put in a whole peach, which was about 1/2 – 3/4 of a cup. I recommend adding 1/2 a cup, tasting it, and adjusting from there.

This quick spinach salad is so easy to throw together and always a huge hit! Paired with this peach vinaigrette dressing, it's to die for. The creamy dressing paired with the subtle peach flavor is hard to beat!

It is no secret that I hate peeling fruits and veggies, so I just don’t. Ha! I put it in with the skin on and then blended it all up with my immersion blender – just be sure you add the poppy seeds after you blend it.

I actually loved how it turned out when I left the peach skin on, it left little dark red flecks in the dressing that were just lovely. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can use a regular blender or a food processor too!

I left the measurements for the peanuts and dried cranberries slightly variable in the recipe, this is totally personal preference and up to you. I like to add about a cup, toss it all together and adjust from there. There isn’t a right or wrong answer, so don’t be afraid of the variable measurements!

Let me know what you think of this Quick Spinach Salad with Peach Vinaigrette Dressing, it’s one of my favorites!

Looking for some other salad recipes? Check out my cucumber salad or my simple lemon vinaigrette!

Quick Spinach Salad with Peach Vinaigrette Dressing

Yields 6-8 servings

This quick spinach salad is so easy to throw together and always a huge hit! Paired with this peach vinaigrette dressing, it's to die for.

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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    For the Salad
  • 1 10 oz bag spinach
  • 1 16 oz bag coleslaw
  • About 1 cup dried cranberries, your preference
  • About 1 cup honey roasted or candied peanuts, your preference
  • Peach vinaigrette dressing, recipe follows
  • For the Dressing
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup diced peaches, your preference
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds


    For the Salad
  1. Toss all ingredients besides the dressing together in a large bowl.
  2. Start by adding 1 cup each of dried cranberries and peanuts, adjust to your personal preference from there.
  3. Add the dressing gradually, tossing periodically. Use as much as you prefer. I usually use close to a full recipe.
  4. For the Dressing
  5. Combine all ingredients besides the poppy seeds.
  6. Blend in a food processor, blender, or with an immersion blender until smooth.
  7. Stir in poppy seeds.
245 cal
18 g
15 g
9 g

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