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Spicy Peach and Avocado Salad

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Spicy Peach and Avocado Salad

Creamy avocados and juicy peaches get a kick of spice thanks to Fresno chiles. Avocados are always the talk of any dish they premier in, but for this one, we're focusing on peaches. Did you know peaches offer a rich treasure of minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, zinc, and copper. They are low in calories, contain no saturated fat or cholesterol, and are a good source of dietary fiber as well. The health benefits of peach fruit include a relief from hypokalemia, cancer, obesity, cholesterol, blood stasis, and neurodegenerative diseases. It helps in eye care, skin care, maintaining healthy nervous system, bones, and teeth. It has anti-aging properties and also helps in detoxification, as well as improving digestion and cellular health. It has essential nutrients and antioxidants which are valuable during pregnancy and it helps in strengthening the immune system as well.

Enough about peaches, onto the recipe:

3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

3 tbsp. olive oil

2 tsp. pure honey

1 shallot, finely chopped

1 Fresno chile, thinly sliced

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 ripe but firm peaches, cut into wedges

2 avocados, pitted and cut into wedges

1/2 c. fresh mint, torn if large, plus more for garnish

1/4 c. roasted pistachios, chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. Whisk together lemon juice, oil, honey, shallot, and chile in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add peaches and toss to coat. Let sit at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour.
  2. Just before serving, add avocado and mint and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Top with pistachios and garnish with mint.
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