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.
Microgreen Salad with Peaches and Avocado
It may seem like we have been saying this for a few weeks now, but this is no longer a false alarm - LAST WEEK FOR PEACHES! Enjoy the last of these delicious peaches in this fresh and summery microgreen, peach, and avocado salad. Find Know Dat Grow Dat at our Tuesday and Thursday markets with microgreens and Cherry Creek Orchards’ peaches at Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday markets.
For the dressing:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 clove garlic , minced
- sea salt and black pepper, to taste
For the salad:
- 4 cups (about 3.5 oz. / 100g) microgreens (I used pea shoots)
- 2 peaches , sliced
- 1 avocado , thinly sliced
- 1/2 small red onion , thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup (about 2 oz. / 60g) feta cheese , crumbled
- 1/2 cup pecans , toasted and chopped
Make the dressing by combining the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and garlic in a small jar with a lid. Cover and shake until mixed well. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Set aside.
Place the microgreens, peaches, avocado, red onion, feta cheese, and pecans into a large bowl and toss to combine. Drizzle with the prepared dressing and toss gently again. Serve.
November 10 until March 9, Thursday Market is operating within its Winter Hours of 3-6 pm to accommodate the end of Daylight Saving.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts nearly 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.