Peach, Avocado and Scallop Salad

Every time the weather starts to perk up, a new signature salad generally makes its way to my table. Last year, I think my favourite was this Spring Potato Salad (featuring capers, radishes, blue cheese and baby potatoes) but this year, even though it’s still early in the season, I think it’s going to be this Peach and Scallop concoction.

peach salad

The combo of the sweet peach slices and buttery scallops is pretty divine and the coulours alone make me want to spend the day outdoors. You could definitely grill the peaches, but I like the contrast of the raw fruit against perfectly seared scallops. The only trick is to make sure that you don’t handle the scallops too much while they’re cooking away. Turn them once only and make sure to sear them on medium high heat so they develop a nice and golden crust on the outside and stay buttery and soft within.

Peach and Scallop Salad
Serves 2

Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 sea scallops
1 tbsp olive oil
3 cups mache
1 peach, pitted and slices into wedges
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
Mustardy dressing:
1 tsp Dijon mustard
4 tsp olive oil
4 tsp lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Mustardy dressing:In small bowl, whisk together mustard and olive oil until emulsified. Whisk in lemon juice and pinch each salt and pepper. Set aside.

Season scallops generously with salt and pepper. Heat oil n a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook scallops, turning once until they are opaque, about 2 minutes per side. In serving bowl, combine mache, peaches and avocado. Drizzle with dressing, tossing to coat. Top with scallops. Enjoy!


5 Comments on Peach, Avocado and Scallop Salad

  1. ติว gat
    June 16, 2014 at 1:43 am (4 years ago)

    Good blog you’ve got here.. It’s difficult to find high-quality writing like yours nowadays.
    I seriously appreciate people like you! Take care!!

  2. SallyBR
    June 16, 2014 at 8:18 am (4 years ago)

    My! This is a masterpiece in form of a salad – what a great idea to use peaches!

    beautiful, elegant, and I am sure absolutely delicious!

    • Jennifer Bartoli
      June 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, I can’t get enough of the stone fruit and scallop combo!

  3. Consuelo - Honey & Figs
    June 22, 2014 at 10:13 am (4 years ago)

    Salads have to be my favorite summer meal! Especially when they’re packed with tons of yummy stuff like this one. It looks and sounds gorgeous! xx

    • Jennifer Bartoli
      June 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you!


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