Gaby Dalkin What's Gaby Cooking Recipe

Recipe: Gaby Dalkin’s Stone Fruit Salad with Hot Honey Vinaigrette

This story is part of our Unclean 15 campaigna doctor-vetted list of potentially toxic, unsafe ingredients to avoid during pregnancy, while breastfeeding, and when you’re trying to conceive. A new standard for what you put in (and on) your body.

A simple way to usher in health and good-for you ingredients is to cook your meals using in-season, organic meat and produce. Why? It's an easy way to decrease your intake of toxic pesticides and additives in your food. Bonus points if your nab your ingredients from your local farmer's market.

To make your weekly meal prep that much easier, we turned to Gaby Dalkin, Chef & Author of What's Gaby Cooking, to share her go-to summer salad. Read on for the recipe below.

“This stunningly beautiful salad with a Hot Honey Vinaigrette includes butter lettuce, fresh stone fruit that’s in peak season, herbs to brighten things up, avocado because—duh.” 

- Gaby Dalkin, Chef & Author of What's Gaby Cooking

Stone Fruit Salad with Hot Honey Vinaigrette


  • 3-4 heads butter lettuce or baby romaine

  • 1 bunch fresh chives snipped

  • 2 avocados sliced

  • 4 persian cucumbers sliced

  • 2 ripe peaches sliced

  • 2 ripe nectarines sliced

Hot Honey Vinaigrette

  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons hot honey
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  • Toss the lettuce, avocado, fruit, cucumbers and snipped chives with the vinaigrette and serve on a large platter. Add extra parmesan on top if desired.

For the Vinaigrette

  • Whisk all ingredients together until emulsified.

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