Pesto Shrimp and Grilled Peach Salad

This week’s recipe combines some of the tastiest market goods! Adapted from PaleOMG, this week we’re trying out a Pesto Shrimp and Grilled Peach Salad.


  • Parsley Lemon Pepper Pesto from Paul’s Pesto Palate

For the Salad:

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and garlic powder, to taste
  • 3 peaches, cut in half and pitted
  • 5-6 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ⅓ cup pistachios, unsalted

For the Dressing:

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • pinch of salt and black pepper, to taste


Place a large saute pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter. Pat shrimp down to dry completely then add to pan and sprinkle with salt and garlic powder. Let cook about 1 minute per side, until pink and the tails begin to turn in. Once cooked, add 2-3 tablespoons of the pesto to the shrimp pan and toss in the pesto until coated then set aside.

Place a grill pan over medium heat and grease each peach half with melted butter. Place on grill pan to cook for 1-2 minutes per side.

Toss the greens, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, shrimp, peaches, and pistachios together.

Lastly, place all ingredients for the dressing in a jar, close jar and shake until combine. Pour dressing over salad.

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