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Asian peach salad with fresh herbs on a bed of spinach in a glass salad bowl

Asian-Inspired Summer Peach Salad

  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No-cook
  • Cuisine: Asian Fusion

Description

A simple Asian salad with bold flavors featuring ripe, juicy peaches and tossed in a sweet and spicy dressing. This Summer Peach Salad is so healthy and fresh!


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Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 2 limes freshly squeezed
  • 1 lemon freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon peach preserves (or honey)
  • 1 Thai chili pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 green onions, chopped (green parts only)

For the salad:

  • 1 5-ounce package baby spinach
  • 3 medium ripe peaches, pitted and cut into thin slices
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced thinly on a mandoline
  • 1 bunch watercress (6 oz.)
  • ½ red onion, sliced thinly on a mandoline
  • 3 watermelon radishes sliced thinly
  • ¼ cup fresh Thai basil leaves (or regular basil)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  • ½ cup chopped peanuts

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together the lime and lemon juice, fish sauce, garlic, pepper, avocado oil, and peach preserves. Stir in the Thai chili peppers and green onions. Set aside.
  2. Make the salad: In a large salad bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients except the herbs and peanuts. When ready to serve, toss the salad with the herbs, dressing, and peanuts.

Notes

  • Use whatever greens you have on hand for this salad! I loved this salad with spinach as the base, and I used some microgreens (watercress) on top.
  • Add a bunch of herbs! The mint is divine in this salad, plus I added in fresh cilantro and Thai basil. Use regular basil if you can’t find the Thai variety. Just as good!
  • This dressing is to die for! I used peach preserves in the dressing for a little sweetness, but if you can’t find the preserves you can always use honey.
  • Finish the salad off with a great crunch from nuts! Choose your faves, I used crunchy peanuts.
  • I had leftovers and put a protein on this salad, my seared pork tenderloin. It was amazing!

Keywords: peach spinach salad, peach salad vegan, peach salad dressing, peach salad, summer salad