Grilling fruit is a great way to bring out its natural sweetness.  This Summer Salad with Grilled peaches is delicious, refreshing, full of color, and flavor. It is also a complete 1:1:1 salad that is light AND satisfying! The only prep you actually have to do is grill the peaches!


  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 large, firm peaches, halved,
  • Avocado oil cooking spray
  • 6 cups of baby arugula
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons roasted, unsalted sunflower seed kernels
  • 3/4-ounce Parmesan-Reggiano cheese, shaved (about 1/4 cup)
  • Balsamic vinaigrette of your choice


To make the grilled peaches: If you don’t have a grill, you can also use an indoor grill pan

  • Spray your grilling pan with avocado oil spray.
  • Whisk together avocado oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until combined. Brush peaches evenly with a small amount of the dressing (about 1 teaspoon total).
  • Place peaches on a grill pan, cut side down over direct heat over the burner turned to medium-high) until the fruit has developed grill marks and started to soften, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Brush the tops of the peaches with oil, turn over and continue cooking, another 4 to 5 minutes.

Final Preparation:

  • Combine arugula in a medium bowl. Toss in dressing to coat. Arrange on a platter, and top with peaches, blackberries, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and cheese.