Honey Lemon Vinaigrette on Peach Bacon Salad. A vinaigrette recipe that goes particularly well with salads containing summer fruits and berries like peaches and plums or strawberries & raspberries.
This Honey Lemon Vinaigrette recipe is barely a recipe at all but comes that the request of a friend who saws it used on a peach and bacon salad Spouse made last week.
With fresh peaches and an abundance of garden cucumbers available at this time of summer, it’s a simple combination for a salad that works deliciously well with salty smoky bacon.
Honey Lemon vinaigrette is not meant to be used on a single salad, however. We use it on practically and fresh salad that uses summer fruits and berries as they come into season.
I love thyme with peaches but other fresh herbs could be substituted to suit the ingredients you are using.
Fresh mint with a strawberry spinach salad is particularly good. Or try a little tarragon in the vinaigrette when fresh plums are in season to add to your fresh seasonal salad.
My only tip for salads like these is to keep it simple and limit the number of ingredients in them. Let the best of what’s in season shines through.
We have plenty more summer side dish inspiration to explore. Everything from baked beans & corn bread to deliciously different potato and pasta salads. Be sure to check out our 35 Best BBQ Side Dishes too.
Originally published August 2016. Updated Aug 2020.
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Honey Lemon Vinaigrette on Peach Bacon Salad - a vinaigrette recipe that goes particularly well with salads containing summer fruits and berries like peaches and plums or strawberries & raspberries.
For the vinaigrette
- 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp finely minced lemon zest
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- pinch salt and pepper to season
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, or other fresh herbs
For the salad
- 4 cups Romaine lettuce (chopped)
- 1 cup diced cucumber
- 2 fresh peaches, cut in wedges
- 3 slices crisp cooked smoked bacon, chopped
- Whisk together all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette or shake together well in a covered mason jar.
- Pour over the assembled salad ingredients, toss and serve immediately.
Nutritional information is for both the salad and the dressing.
Serving Size1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 211Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 4gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 14mgSodium 146mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 2gSugar 12gProtein 4g