If you ask me, the most wonderful time of the year isn’t Christmas…it’s peach season!! If you love peaches as much as I do, I know you’ll love this salmon and peach salad.
What’s so great about peaches, anyway?
Well, they’re delicious, of course! But one reason why I especially love them is their water content.
Peaches are about 89% water by volume, which means they can help you stay hydrated as temperatures creep up.
Because they contain fiber and water, peaches also help fill your belly. Pairing them with high-protein foods (like, y’know, salmon) is a great strategy for fending off food cravings later in the day.
Are you decidedly pro-peach too? Allow me to introduce the salad you’ll be making on repeat all summer.
Salmon and Peach Salad
Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
For the marinade:
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
For the salad:
- 2 salmon filets (5 oz./140g each)
- 1 ear corn, cooked
- 4 ounces (120g) salad leaves
- 1 peach, sliced
- 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Combine the apple cider vinegar, olive oil, tamari, maple syrup and ground pepper to make the marinade. Place the salmon skinless-side down in a flat dish, pour over the marinade. Leave it to sit in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
In the meantime, grill the corn in the oven or on a grill pan, then cool slightly and cut off the kernels, set aside.
Next, preheat the oven to 400F (200c) and place the salmon on a baking tray. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until it is cooked through.
Divide the salad leaves between two bowls, top with the sliced peach, tomatoes and grilled corn. Lastly, top with the salmon, either the whole fillet or flaked.
To serve, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
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I mean, could there BE a better representation of summer in a bowl?
Not a fan of salmon? No big! This salad is just as great with grilled chicken, or you can remove the protein altogether and turn it into a side dish.
Try it out and let me know what you think!