Summer Stone Fruit Salad

In the late summer, stone fruits are at their most flavorful.  Peaches, pluots, and apricots are at their peak, and they make the perfect summer dessert or salad.  It’s nice to have a fast throw together salad to serve at a picnic that is healthy and delicious; and  stone fruits are the perfect option in late August.  When they are ripe, they do not need much adornment for their flavor to shine.  A simple dressing of honey and lime or lemon will do along with an herb such as basil or mint and some sort of nut for crunch and texture.  Here I added strawberries along with the stone fruit for color, but you could add cherries in their place if they are available.

Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil

Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and toss to blend. Let marinate for about 15 minutes before serving.

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Recipe Type

  • Allergen Friendly
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Paleo
  • Raw
  • Salad
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Salad
  • Side Dish

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Child Friendly
  • Easy