Peach and Avocado Sunshine Salad

July and August is peak time for peaches. Here in Canada, the Okanagan (in British Columbia) is renowned for its sweet, succulent, summer peaches. Indeed it is! They actually have a town named Peachland.

Peaches are totally the beloved fruit of all of my Okanagan summer childhood memories. Last year, I got to renew some of those childhood memories when we spent a few weeks there during peach season. 

We took a tour of the local farmer's orchard and learned that peaches are actually part of the rose flower family, along with cherries, plums and almonds. 

Peaches are also a high-antioxidant food that have anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties.

This Peach and Avocado Sunshine salad is perfect for summer. It’s light, refreshing and simple. The sweetness of the peach complements the avocado.  It's perfect as a side dish to a main meal. Serve it with grilled fish or chicken or just eat it straight up with a spoon! Yum!