Avocado Peach Salad

Perhaps my favorite side salad of summer (along with my staple simple cucumber salad recipe)... this Avocado Peach Salad is truly perfection. Summer on a platter. The beauty of this salad is that it is the perfect side for so many different dishes such as this amazing flank steak or this beautiful salmon recipe. It is also perfectly acceptable to just eat this as a main as well! Its that good.

An Avocado Peach Salad on a platter with a lemon parmesan vinaigrette

Why I Love This Recipe

Consider this Avocado Peach Salad the WGC house salad of summer. It's my definition of perfection. Butter lettuce - perfect base. Fresh peaches and nectarines - mandatory in summer. Persian cucumbers - light and crunchy. Summer avocado - creamy and delish. Lemon Parm dressing - icing on the cake.

A close up shot of an Avocado Peach Salad with cucumbers, peaches, chives, a lemon vinaigrette and lettuce

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Butter Lettuce – little gem lettuce would also work
  • Chives
  • Avocados
  • Persian Cucumbers
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Lemon
  • Red Wine Vinegar – can be subbed for champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Shallot
  • Garlic
  • Parmesan – pecorino would also work
  • Salt & Pepper

*For a full list of ingredients and instructions please see recipe card below

How to Make Avocado Peach Salad

This Avocado Peach Salad summer salad is super easy to prep and comes together in just 5 minutes. Start by carefully trimming the butter lettuce leaves off the head. Rinse well and dry. Next, make the vinaigrette by whisking all of the ingredients together in bowl until emulsified. Then toss the full butter lettuce leaves, avocado, fruit, and snipped chives with the lemon parm shallot vinaigrette and serve on a large platter.

A platter of Avocado Peach Salad with a bowl of dressing on the side.

Tips & Tricks

Just a word to the wise - the dressing is top notch. So feel free to make a larger batch and store it in the fridge to use all week long! Just let it come to room temp before giving it a stir and using it throughout the week.

This goes with just about everything under the sun. Chicken, steak, fish, tofu, tempeh.... pasta, rice... you name it! Avocado Peach Salad is the salad of summer and if you start now, you've got plenty of time to soak it in for the next 2-3 months until peaches and nectarines are out of season. And here's a link for the fall version once you run out of stone fruit!

Hot tip - if you want to order some of the most amazing peaches to be delivered straight to your door, for this Avocado Peach Salad, this is my favorite LA company that ships!

FAQs

How do you peel peaches for fruit salad?

Luckily - on my website - I will never ask you to peel peaches for this Avocado Peach Salad! But, if you want to peel a peach I would follow these steps
1: Boil a large pot of water that will fit all of your peaches
2: Blanch the peaches for about 30 seconds.
3: Place them in an ice bath to cool after the 30 second blanch and once they are cool you can easily peel the skins off.

What is a good substitute for peaches in a salad?

Nectarines would be the best substitute for this! Apricots or any other large stone fruit would work too!

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Avocado Peach Salad

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 29 votes
Hands down the salad of summer - get on the Avocado Peach Salad train asap!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 heads butter lettuce
  • 1 bunch fresh chives snipped
  • 2 sliced avocados
  • 4 persian cucumbers, sliced
  • 2 ripe peaches, sliced
  • 2 ripe nectarines, sliced

Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette

  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Carefully trim the butter lettuce leaves off the head. Rinse well and dry.
  • Toss the full leaves, avocado, fruit, and snipped chives with the lemon parm shallot vinaigrette and serve on a large platter.

For the Vinaigrette

  • whisk all ingredients together until emulsified.

Notes

  • Feel free to make a larger batch of the dressing and store it in the fridge to use all week long! Just let it come to room temp before giving it a stir and using it throughout the week.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 755mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3238IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2mg
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21 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So good! If you love summer fruit you'll love this salad. Its super simple and beautiful (your people will be impressed). I got the bag of TJ's butter lettuce already cleaned and torn. Could it get any easier?

  2. 5 stars
    I love your INSTA videos! You and Thomas and the darling Popster! When I watched you make this recipe, you used champagne vinegar. In this recipe, you call for red wine vinegar. Will that bolden the flavor?

  3. 5 stars
    Made tonight for a group and everyone loved it!! For some reason I always end up risking it making a new recipe for the first time for a group, but I was so pleased with how this turned out! Minimal ingredients and so easy to whip up. The dressing was phenomenal!

  4. 5 stars
    Easiest and most delicious summer salad! Pairs great with anything! We had it tonight with a lightly breaded/Parmesan crusted chicken breast but it would go great with steak, ribs and just about anything!

  5. Peach season is weeks away here in the midwest; this recipe will be saved til then. I'm thinking it has promise to be delicious......thx.

  6. 5 stars
    This was the perfect summer salad filled with flavor and freshness. Part of my Summer rotation from now on.

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