Summer is the perfect time to explore fresh, delightful dishes that embrace seasonal produce. Join me on a culinary adventure as we create a masterpiece that harmonizes the flavors of summer – this delicious Air Fryer Peach Salad. This creation is a perfect embodiment of summer flavors, using peak-season peaches and fresh veggies.
The notion of combining air-fried peaches with a vibrant salad might sound unconventional, but trust me, it’s a flavor symphony that’s bound to win your heart. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner, and the parts can be prepped ahead for easy assembly on busy days. Hope you enjoy these as much as we have!
Making Air Fryer Peach Salad
Let’s dive into the heart of this masterpiece. Imagine a bed of fresh, peppery arugula adorned with the sweetness of ripe peaches, which have been air fried so they’re extra sweet. Add the tenderness of succulent chicken, and the crunch of cucumber and cherry tomatoes. The vibrant colors and textures come together to create a feast for the eyes and the palate.
The star of this creation, the air-fried peaches, takes the salad to a whole new level. These slices of sweetness are transformed in the air fryer, gaining a caramelized exterior that enhances their natural flavor. The result is a burst of juiciness and sweetness that elevates every bite.
To add depth and texture, we incorporate fat-free feta, a dash of sliced almonds for that delightful crunch.
And what’s a salad without a dressing that ties it all together? Here comes the dressing, a blend of air-fried peaches, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a touch of sweetness to balance the flavors. This dressing adds a layer of complexity, a touch of sweetness, and a hint of tanginess that really elevates the salad.
To assemble this masterpiece, simply arrange the arugula, peaches, chicken, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, feta, and sliced almonds on a plate. Drizzle the dressing generously over the salad, allowing the flavors to meld and infuse every bite with summery delight. Store parts separately if planning to make ahead. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Peach Salad
- Air Fryer
- Mixing Bowls
- 4-6 cups arugula
- 3 peaches
- 2 tbsp brown sugar replacement
- 1 lb chicken cooked, cooled, chopped
- 2 cups cucumber chopped
- 2 cups cherry tomato chopped
- 1 cup fat free feta
- 4 tbsp sliced almonds
- 1 cup air fried peaches about one peach
- 6 tbsp balsamic
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp water
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp monk fruit sweetener sugar replacement or honey
- Slice peaches about 1/2 inch thick. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with brown sugar replacement. Air fry at 350 f for 9-11 min, until lightly browned and soft. Set aside to cool.
- Take one peach (about 1 cup of cooked slices worth) and add into a blender with dressing ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth. Season to taste.
- Chop your salad ingredients and cook and chop your chicken (you can use rotisserie chicken to make life easier).
- Layer feta as the base, top with cucumber, tomato, chicken, feta, sliced almonds, and sliced peaches.
- Spoon on dressing and enjoy!