Kudos to Ksenija of Health Ninja for coming up with this uber-awesome recipe that we can’t wait to try! This amazing flavor combination makes for a super satisfying summer salad.
I use butternut squash instead of the peach if I crave a more savory salad. Or fresh berries, which are growing all over the neighborhood at the moment.
I also hand picked the blackberries which I used for the pesto.
Cilantro is my favorite herb, thus this pesto quickly became my favorite salad dressing. I also love to use it with grain-based salads like rice or quinoa bowls.
Tempeh Grilled Peach Salad w/ Blackberry Cilantro Pesto
Time: 10 minutes
- 4-5 slices of tempeh
- 1/2 peach, sliced
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Green salad leaves (arugula and spinach are recommended)
- 1 tablespoon cashews
- Dash of sea salt
Blackberry Cilantro Pesto
- 1/4 cup blackberries
- Handful of cilantro leaves
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- Dash of sea salt
Heat a pan with coconut oil. Place your tempeh and peach slices in the heated oil. Give them a quick stir to coat evenly. Put a lid on top and let them fry on medium heat, while turning from time to time.
Make the pesto by removing the cilantro stalks and combine all of the pesto ingredients in a blender. Mix for 30 seconds and use as it is, or add water to your liking to achieve a more dressing-like consistency. You could also use mortar and pestle to make this.
Mix the green leaves, cashews and sea salt in a bowl. You could also add some fresh cilantro leaves to enhance the flavor. Top them off with your fried peach and tempeh slices.
Pour the blackberry cilantro pesto on top and serve.
Ksenija R, health blogger, recipe developer and marketing student from Germany, is the voice behind Health Ninja, a healthy living blog she started in July 2011. The blog is an outlet for her passion for healthy cooking, fitness and wellness. Her idea of healthy living is based on a common sense approach. She is a firm believer that connecting with your body’s signs and doing what feels right for it will lead to health and happiness.