Grilled Peach and Avocado Salad

Grilled Peach and Avocado Salad Recipe

Thank you for bearing with me the last few days. Between the craziness over at The Creative Mama, (good crazy, the Creative Photographer Series has been fabulous this year!), and my website going down, it has been a crazy week. Thankfully, everything worked out, and as you can see, I am back in business. Not without some little glitches here and there, damage to my nerves, and having to cut ties with my long time hosting company. I learned a thing or two about customer service that is for sure.

Back to the food. 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 out of the bowl over the kitchen sink. I love the bites of basil and parsley, they 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.

grilled peach and avocado salad recipe

3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 Tablespoons honey
1 clove 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

grilled peach and avocado salad recipeWhisk together the Dijon, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stream in the olive oil while whisking. Set aside.

grilled peach and avocado salad recipeIn a large bowl, toss together the baby arugula, basil leaves, and parsley. Add the baby mozzarella. Put in the fridge.

grilled peach and avocado salad recipePreheat your grill to medium heat. Slice the peaches and remove the pit. Slice the avocado and brush both with olive oil. Season well with salt and pepper.

grilled peach and avocado salad recipePlace 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.

grilled peach and avocado salad recipeTake the fruit off of the grill. Look how gorgeous the heat from the grill made the avocado. I want to eat this again right now.

grilled peach and avocado salad recipe

Slice the peaches and avocado and add to the salad bowl. Drizzle the dressing over. Toss lightly. Season with salt and pepper.

grilled peach and avocado salad recipe

grilled peach and avocado salad

Grilled Peach and Avocado Salad

Yield: serves 4

Grilled Peach and Avocado Salad - Grilled peaches, sliced avocados, arugula, tossed in sweet and tangy vinaigrette.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 clove 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

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the Dijon, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stream in the olive oil while whisking. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the baby arugula, basil leaves, and parsley. Add the baby mozzarella. Put in the fridge.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium heat. Slice the peaches and remove the pit. Slice the avocado and brush both with olive oil. Season well with salt and pepper.
  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.
  5. Take the fruit off of the grill. Look how gorgeous the heat from the grill made the avocado. I want to eat this again right now.
  6. Slice the peaches and avocado and add to the salad bowl. Drizzle the dressing over. Toss lightly. Season with salt and pepper.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g
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This Post Has 36 Comments

  1. Nicole @cookingafterfive

    I love summer salads– what a perfect way to enjoy peaches and avocado. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. bakedbree

      you are welcome!

  2. Deb

    This sounds great! I recently got some Himalayan pink salt and organic peppercorns from Sustainable Sourcing https://secure.sustainablesourcing.com and I’ll have to try them out in this recipe. You have to try this really good salt on a recipe like this…it REALLY makes a difference! Thanks for sharing!

    1. bakedbree

      You are right, it needs good salt and olive oil.

  3. Maria faria

    humm… looks good!! fantastic recipe!
    Good job!!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you! It is fresh and delicious.

  4. Michelle Kane

    I adore avocados and am always looking for new ways to enjoy them. This looks yummy and I’ll be trying it soon!

    1. bakedbree

      I made this again last night. I love spreading the avocado on wheat toast with a sprinkle of toast. Yum.

  5. adina

    I just wanted to tell you that you come up with the most amazing recipes ever!!! Just some i have to adapt using kosher products, but otherwise i am in love especially with your salads!!! Beautiful presentation and the colors yummmmm:) Good luck in all that you do

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you adina!

  6. corey

    This looks fantastic! I must try this tonight. I was going to make a cobbler with my peaches but this salad looks too good not to try.

  7. Ann

    I’m going to have sweet dreams tonight! I plan to make this tomorrow, but I want it right now – ha! Thank you for the wonderful idea. Yum.

    1. bakedbree

      you are welcome Ann, I have made this salad so many times this summer. Love it.

  8. Siddharth Mishra

    good…..

    1. bakedbree

      I agree. thanks!

  9. DessertForTwo

    We’ve been obsessed with grilling peaches and avocadoes lately! Usually we put the peaches towards some kind of dessert and the avocadoes on dinner, but I never thought to combine them into a salad! YUM!

  10. Sarah

    I just returned from a beach vacation with some extended family–moms, grandmothers, and kids only! We each took a night and cooked dinner and I made this salad to accompany my mussels dinner–everyone RAVED about this salad!! Everyone asked for the recipe–I am sure they will all become big fans on the blog too!

  11. Heidi / foodiecrush mag

    My husband attempted grilling avocados without much success so we’ll have to give this recipe a spin. Love the combo of sweet, carmelized peaches with the avo and spicy arugula.

    1. bakedbree

      Do not leave them on very long. Just enough to get some grill marks.

  12. Lisa

    We made this tonight with fish, it was amazing!!!!

    1. bakedbree

      Ohh.. fish with this salad sounds so good. And healthy! Lots of Omega-3s for you.

  13. Andy - Gas Grill Reviewer

    Hi Bakedbree,

    You mentioned grilled, but do you have a favour for gas grill or not?
    Just wondering.

    1. bakedbree

      I love a charcoal grill, but for convenience sake, I use gas.

  14. marla

    Such a fun combo of flavors here Bree! Love the avocado/peach pairing!

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Marla! I love this salad. It made me fall in love with avocados.

  15. No way

    This dressing needs less oil. Come on 1/2 a cup is way too much.

    1. bakedbree

      To each his own, by all means cut it down if you like.

  16. Hannah

    I made this for a get-together and everyone loved it! I didn’t have time to grill the peaches and avos but it was still really delicious and the homemade dressing was bomb!! Thank you for this awesome recipe!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      Glad that you liked it Hannah!

    2. Receitas de doces

      looks delicious!! fantastic recipe, i will try! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks!

  17. Akancha Gupta

    Is there an alternative to peach that would go well with the ingredients here?

    1. bakedbree

      Any stone fruit that you like. Mango would be great too.

  18. Perfumes

    In alternative to peach i will use pineapple ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks for share the recipe!

    1. bakedbree

      Sounds delicious.

  19. Barb

    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.

    1. bakedbree

      I am so glad! It’s a good way to use the best of the summer peaches for sure.

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