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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Peach, Plum, and Avocado Salad

This fresh, flavorful, summery salad gives new meaning to a mixed-fruit bowl. Sweet peach and plum, savory avocado, crunchy cucumber, some earthy herbs, and a bright, citrusy dressing come together for a light, refreshing salad to serve alongside a main dish or simply enjoy as a tasty lunch all by itself.

Either way, I think you’ll like the combination of flavors and textures. I topped it off with some roasted pumpkin seeds for a crunchy, salty finish.

Serves 2-3

  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large firm-ripe peach, cut into half-inch pieces
  • 1 large plum, cut into half-inch pieces
  • 1 large firm avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into half-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup small-diced seedless cucumber
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup small cilantro sprigs
  • 2 tbsp small mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp roasted, salted pumpkin seeds

  1. Whisk the lemon juice, lime juice, and olive oil in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the peach, plum, avocado, and next 4 ingredients (through mint leaves) and toss gently to coat with the dressing.


Salad Mixture
Transfer the salad to a serving bowl and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. Serve right away.

Peach, Plum, and Avocado Salad


  1. What a great salad. I love all of the ingredients. Thank you for sharing at What'd you do this Weekend link party. Pinned and Shared.

    1. Thanks so much, Amy --- appreciate the opportunity to share, as always!