Grilled Peach and Avocado Salad

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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.

Grilled Peach and Avocado Salad Recipe

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.

Ingredients

  • 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
grilled peach and avocado salad recipe

How To – The Steps

Step 1: Whisk together the Dijon, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stream in the olive oil while whisking. Set aside.

grilled peach and avocado salad recipe

Step 2: In 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 recipe

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.

grilled peach and avocado salad recipe

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).

grilled peach and avocado salad recipe

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.

grilled peach and avocado salad recipe

Step 6: 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

FAQs

I tried grilling avocados but didn’t have much success. Where did I go wrong?

It’s all about timing. You want to keep them on JUST long enough to make grill marks.

You mentioned grilled, but do you have a favorite for gas grill or not?

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

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

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.

grilled peach and avocado salad recipe
grilled peach and avocado salad

Grilled Peach and Avocado Salad

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

  • Whisk together the Dijon, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stream in the olive oil while whisking. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the baby arugula, basil leaves, and parsley. Add the baby mozzarella. Put in the fridge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Slice the peaches and avocado and add to the salad bowl. Drizzle the dressing over. Toss lightly. Season with salt and pepper.
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