Summer Fresh Peach Avocado Salad
A simple summer salad with layered peaches and avocados, enjoy this delicious Peach Avocado Salad for your next dinner party, picnic or potluck salad!
Last night was a special night. All of our kids were home, and we cooked a fresh dinner with seasonal foods—my favorite kind of meal.
Of course, having everyone together around the table (inside, because of a small local fire) was the best part of the evening. More important than good food, we enjoyed the togetherness– catching up, laughing, always a little bit of “roasting” going on.
Summer peach salad
These moments are precious, carving out family time and putting a little bit of love into a home-cooked meal. This may seem like a simple dinner, but truly, with the freshness of seasonal food, and just being together—it becomes an extra-ordinary meal! You may have tried my Easy Peach Caprese Salad recipe or Oregold Peaches Quinoa Salad – both so very good!
Food tastes better with good friends
Haven’t you noticed that when you’re with people you really enjoy and love, that food tastes better?
This past week has been so full for me, as we dined with quite a few friends. We went to Portland to stay with Paul’s childhood friend and his family, who, by the way, served this fantastic salad that I’m sharing with you today. On the way up, my childhood friend and her husband took us to lunch and showed us around their town. We also stayed the night with a couple we’ve known for 15 years—our kids grew up together. So special to laugh and be with the people you know so well, and who know you so well.
On top of that, we were invited for nibbles and wine at our dear friends’ home, people we hadn’t connected with in a long time. It felt like coming home. And we hosted a couple who recently divorced, and then remarried—a true miracle story of forgiveness and renewal.
So, this was a week full of beautiful friendships–both old and new–can you tell my cup overfloweth? It might have been a bit of overload for my husband (who’s more of an introvert), but for me, the extrovert, I was in heaven! HA
Carving out time for people
For me, my family, hospitality, and carving out time for people is essential.
Peach Avocado Salad
Back to our meal last night. We served steak, salad with garden tomatoes, a fresh baguette, and this delicious Peach Avocado Salad for dinner. So easy!
Start with fresh peaches, layer the avocado … and a few more ingredients. A salad that takes less than 10 minutes to make, and oh so summery-good!
The homestretch with kids
We’re entered a homestretch with our kids. I’ll share more later on who’s doing what, but the day-to-day, helping-with-all-the-details-kind of parenting, which I’ve defined myself by for so long, has come to an end. The role is not to manage any longer, but to guide, trust, encourage and love. What an honor for me and Paul!
We’ve bolstered our kids with purpose and courage, as now we sit back—usually it hits us in the gut when we’re gathered around the table–and we watch their dreams unfold.
Get the Recipe:
Peach Avocado Salad
- 3 peaches, peeled and sliced thinly
- 2 avocados, peeled and sliced thinly
- 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Slice the peaches and lay on a tray or in a shallow bowl. Slice the avocados and place on top of the peaches.
- Drizzle with red wine vinegar and olive oil. Salt and pepper; serve!
More peach salad recipes: Feta, Peach & Prosciutto Salad [Tidy Mom] and Steak Spinach Salad with Grilled Peaches and Red Onion [Aggie’s Kitchen].
This post is updated from 2015.