Grilled Peach and Avocado Salad is healthy, refreshing, and tastes delicious. It is made with grilled peaches, sliced avocados, baby mozzarella, and arugula, then tossed in sweet and tangy vinaigrette. It is the perfect dish for a warm day.
This salad is probably my favorite thing that I have made all summer. I had no idea when the idea came into my head that this salad would be even a fraction of the amazing that it is. Baby mozzarella, grilled avocados, and grilled peaches, with lots of fresh herbs. I had every intention of adding some grilled chicken, but I forgot all about it, I was eating this salad, Grilled Peach and Avocado Salad, out of the bowl over the kitchen sink.
Why You Will Love This Salad //
- It is healthy, refreshing and ready in minutes.
- The bites of basil and parsley pop in your mouth.
- I love using fresh herbs as a salad green. It just adds such a brightness that cuts the bitterness of the arugula.
- I had never grilled an avocado before, but I love what the grill does, not only to the color, but it adds a touch of smokiness that is just perfect with everything else going on in this salad.
- This salad is vegetarian and relatively low in net carbs.
- 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 clove of minced garlic
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3 cups baby arugula
- 1 cup basil leaves
- 1 cup flat-leaf parsley
- 4 peaches (I like my peaches on the firm side)
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 cup mozzarella pearls or fresh mozzarella diced
How To // The Steps
Step 1: Whisk together the Dijon, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stream in the olive oil while whisking. Set aside.
Step 2: In a large bowl, toss together the baby arugula, basil leaves, and parsley. Add the baby mozzarella. Put in the fridge.
Step 3: Preheat your grill to MEDIUM. Slice the peaches and remove the pit. Slice the avocado and brush both with olive oil. Season well with salt and pepper.
Step 4: Place the peaches and the avocados slice side down on the grill. Grill for a few minutes (you want some grill lines on the fruit but you do not want them to turn to mush).
Step 5: Take the fruit off the grill. Look how gorgeous the heat from the grill made the avocado. I want to eat this again right now.
Step 6: Slice the peaches and avocado and add to the salad bowl. Drizzle the dressing over. Toss lightly. Season with salt and pepper.
It’s all about timing. You want to keep them on JUST long enough to make grill marks.
I love a charcoal grill, but for convenience sake, I use gas.
Any stone fruit that you like. Mango would be great, too. One reader substituted pineapple.
How To Store Grilled Peach and Avocado Salad //
Let the peach and avocado cool completely. Divide the salad into servings and put them in airtight containers. They should keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. When it comes time to eat, no need to reheat; the salad is best cold at this point. The dressing, which should have been stored separately, can be added just before serving.
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Saturday 26th of June 2021
I’ve been making this salad for probably close to 10 years now and I’m finally getting around to saying thank you for posting it. I love meal prepping this salad for lunch all week. I often add grilled chicken, fish or even prosciutto, and sometimes top it with some sliced almonds or toasted quinoa for crunch. So happy that it’s summertime because this salad is on my menu this week. Thanks again!
Monday 28th of June 2021
This makes me so happy, I am so glad that you love it so much.
Monday 1st of February 2021
Such a great way to get an amazing summer dessert! I’ve never had it this way! But, I will try it soon.
Tuesday 2nd of February 2021
It's so good, grilled stone fruit is underrated.
Sunday 11th of August 2019
This is one of my favorite salads - ever! Wonderful. I made it last year many times and couldn't wait for peaches to come back into season to make it again. Thank you.
Monday 12th of August 2019
I am so glad! It's a good way to use the best of the summer peaches for sure.
Wednesday 12th of October 2016
In alternative to peach i will use pineapple ;) Thanks for share the recipe!
Monday 24th of October 2016