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Grilled Peach Salad with Avocado, Chicken, Kale and Quinoa. Superfood one meal salad with Peach Ginger Dressing. | ifoodreal.com

Three things are grilled here: peaches, avocado and chicken. Then mixed with nutty quinoa and crunchy kale, sprinkled with feta for a savoury kick. And all of this Grilled Peach Salad is literally swimming in out of this world healthy Peach Ginger Dressing. One of the best salads I ever tasted and made!

And one of the best ideas I ever had for a salad dressing…Sweet, zesty and spicy. We had the salad for dinner with a glass of chilled Moscato sitting on a patio. For dessert: organic grilled figs fresh from our tree, stuffed with walnuts. I’m licking my fingers as I type. Thanks to my Italian neighbours for a dessert idea. Summer, don’t go away!

Grilled Peach Salad with Avocado, Chicken, Kale and Quinoa. Superfood one meal salad with Peach Ginger Dressing. | ifoodreal.com

Last night I went for a 6K walk and was thinking what salad to make today. I love walking, especially on warm summer nights. Peeking through the windows, listening to the birds, kitchen cleanups, TV, cars revving up in the distance and admiring the beautiful mountains.

I just can’t get enough how beautiful BC is! And I just love everything about summer nights. It helps me clear my mind and reset for the next day.

Grilled Peach Salad with Avocado, Chicken, Kale and Quinoa. Superfood one meal salad with Peach Ginger Dressing. | ifoodreal.com

We got another heat wave in Vancouver for a few weeks now. When it’s hot, I love cooking one meal salads. They are easy, keep my house cool and all food groups are covered in one bowl: lean proteins, healthy fats and complex carbs.

And honestly, salads come easy to me. Not like delicate desserts, hence lack of them on the blog. But honestly, I don’t care for them much, therefore no desire ever to learn. But salads, I just love! All of my girlfriends always say they love my salads. I hear it every time anyone comes over. Thank you, I will take that.:)

Grilled Peach Salad with Avocado, Chicken, Kale and Quinoa. Superfood one meal salad with Peach Ginger Dressing. | ifoodreal.com Grilled Peach Salad with Avocado, Chicken, Kale and Quinoa. Superfood one meal salad with Peach Ginger Dressing. | ifoodreal.com

When I told Alex, after my walk, tomorrow I will be grilling peaches and avocados, he gave me a dirty look. Avocados?! Yes. Seriously, they are delicious once cooked and have a taste similar to an egg yolk and pine nuts. Not weird at all, I promise!

Grilled Peach Salad with Avocado, Chicken, Kale and Quinoa. Superfood one meal salad with Peach Ginger Dressing. | ifoodreal.com

I also grilled peaches and chicken. Just with a little bit of salt and pepper to help bring their natural flavours out. Everything will be coated in that dreamy Peach Ginger Dressing later, so you don’t have to worry about flavouring the ingredients on their own. That’s an advantage of a tasty dressing. I always say anything mixed with mayo or dip fried will taste good. That we are not doing on iFOODreal though.

Enjoy this Grilled Peach Salad! Alex couldn’t stop eating it. It is perfect for a hot summer day and keeps well refrigerated for up to 1 day.

Grilled Peach Salad with Avocado, Chicken, Kale and Quinoa. Superfood one meal salad with Peach Ginger Dressing. | ifoodreal.com

Grilled Peach, Avocado and Chicken Kale Quinoa Salad

Grilled Peach, Avocado and Chicken Kale Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

    Peach Ginger Dressing:
  • 2 small peaches, pitted and quartered
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 inch piece ginger, peeled
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • Salad:
  • 2 medium peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 2 medium avocados, pitted and sliced
  • 2 large boneless & skinless chicken breasts (1.5 lbs)
  • 1 + 1/2 cups quinoa, cooked (or 1/2 cup dry cooked per package directions)
  • 4 cups kale, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • Salt & ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)

Directions

  1. In a blender, food processor or Magic Bullet, add Peach Ginger Dressing ingredients and process until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Preheat outdoor/indoor grill or a grill pan on medium - high heat and spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle peaches, avocados and chicken with a bit of salt and pepper. Place all on the grill. Grill avocados and peaches on each side for a few minutes or until grill marks appear. Grill chicken until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, about 5-7 minutes per side. Please note, cooking time varies with a grill you use. Remove from the grill and slice chicken into thin strips.
  3. In a large bowl, add quinoa, kale, grilled peaches/avocados/chicken and pour dressing on top. Gently stir to combine and sprinkle with feta cheese. Serve cold.
  4. Storage Instructions: Refrigerate covered for up to 1 day.
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Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving = 1 cup:
Calories: 379.7
Total Fat: 16.2 g
Cholesterol: 62.3 mg
Sodium: 773.9 mg
Total Carbs: 28.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 5.9 g
Protein: 32.5 g
WW Points+: 10

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9 Comments

  1. Katy B

    Wow this salad definetly caught my eye! It looks delicious, full of protein and healthy carbs and fats! I love avocados but have never tried them grilled. I think I will make this salad sometime this weekend, except with romaine lettuce instead of kale because I just bought a huge pack from the store.

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    • Olena

      Yes, romaine would make this salad crunchy and refreshing. Grilled avocados are amazing. I know it might sound weird but they are good!!!

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  2. Mira

    You definitely got my attention with this salad, I must try it, never had grilled avocados. Might use some crumbled blue cheese, instead of feta. Also another wonderful way to incorporate ginger in my meals!

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  3. Aggie

    What a gorgeous salad. Grilled avocados is something I MUST try!! I feel the same about my walks, though mine are early mornings because it’s so hot in Florida, your evening walks sound perfect.

    Reply
    • Olena

      Mornings are wonderful too – peaceful, quiet and the world is just waking up.:) I can’t imagine Florida’s heat right now, I’m dying in PNW. You must try grilled avocados – so weirdly delicious LOL.

      Reply
  4. Zina

    I have always wanted to try the grilled peaches and avocado, so I was excited with the salad’s recipe. Unfortunately neither me nor my husband liked it in anyway. I just felt bad that I ended up throwing it in the garbage 🙁 I would suggest that you grill only one slice of each avocado and peach, give it a try, if you like it go ahead and grill the rest. If not, just eat them raw! too bad to throw them

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