Summer Peach & Avocado Salad with Red Onion and Lime

Summer Peach & Avocado Salad with Red Onion and Lime on a square white plate on a white background
Photo: Sarah Pflugradt, MS, RDN

If you have ripe summer peaches, then you have summer right there in your house. Peaches scream summer. Don’t even try to buy them off season, you will only be disappointed that you wasted your money on something that looks like a peach, but tastes like nothing.

Avocados are also killing it right now with their flavor, I seriously can’t get enough. Between breakfast and lunch today, I’ve had an entire avocado. It’s like hitting the jackpot when you cut open the avocado and it’s the perfect shade of green, no dark spots and it smells so fresh. The seed pops right out and you can scoop it out in one piece. That’s a good avocado.

These simple salads are my favorite kind of snack or side dish. When I tell you that I eat plants, I really mean it – this is my kind of food. I feel absolutely amazing after I eat it. Maybe it’s the rush of antioxidants rushing through me.

It takes five minutes to whip up a salad like this  — so there is no excuse that there’s not enough time. Here’s my tip on having limes in the house. It’s probably not something you keep on hand. Every time you buy an avocado, buy a lime — they go perfectly together.

Here’s another tip: If you don’t like onions, try slicing them super thin. They have more of a delicate flavor instead of a harsh bite. I’m so lucky that everyone in my family LOVES onions. I’m not sure what I would do if they didn’t. Actually, I would just deal with it, but it makes me a happier girl knowing that it’s not something I have to work around.

Try this salad tonight with your favorite grilled chicken or salmon. It’s the perfect side.

Summer Peach & Avocado Salad with Red Onion and Lime

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe peaches, sliced
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ½ lime, sliced
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • Fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Cut peaches and avocados and arrange on a plate.
  2. Thinly slice red onions and sprinkle on top of peaches and avocado.
  3. Slice the lime and squeeze juice over the salad.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with 1 teaspoon vinegar.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
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Sarah Pflugradt, MS, RDN, is a freelance writer, blogger at Salubrious RD. Connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.