Pesto Shrimp & Grilled Peach Salad
The Bachelorette was a bit of a disappointment this week. The producers are obviously playing off Chad’s villain-like personality, but he’s so boring that they haven’t really been able to manipulate him much into looking super psycho. All he does is just say “These guys have never been around a pretty girl before” and then show him eating a lot of meat and working out. Which I’m totally a fan of. You can’t let yourself go just because you’re on a dating show, you gotta keep that figure up, bruh! I’ve done pull ups in random public places. Gotta do whatcha gotta do!
Except I firmly believe he’s on roids. He’s so grumpy and obviously gets angry a lot. I shouldn’t make assumptions that he’s on steroids since he’s obviously being careful about what he eats and doing pull ups with protein bottles strapped to him, but I like making accusations about strangers on reality tv, ok?! Totally normal.
I think I’m going to call him Chaaaaazzzzz at this point. He’s more like a Chaaaaaaazzzz then a Chad. Don’t you think?
Nothing really happened, though. All they did was have a completely unfair firefighting challenge…with a firefighter competing. Of course he was going to win. If he didn’t, he would be fired. Which maybe he was already since he took time off to get on a reality show, I don’t know real job rules. And then the one-on-one date with whoever the hell that guy was, well, it was uneventful. He talked about not talking about his previous relationship. And JoJo brought up how Ben broke her heart or how she wants love like Ben and Lauren. Hey, JoJo, stop bringing up your ex-boyfriend and his new fiancé. It’s weird at this point.
But really, what else happened? They must be hurting for ideas since they are giving us TWO episodes next week and pushing Chad being a little psycho…when he’s just boring. What the hell am I suppose to talk about on Wednesdays if the Bachelorette isn’t overly entertaining?! All I really have to talk about in my own life is how uncomfortably sore I am from doing ‘Murph’ on Monday and how my joints hurt from eating too much sugar in Austin. That doesn’t hold a candle to manipulated reality tv! Come on ABC, ENTERTAIN ME!Print
Pesto Shrimp & Grilled Peach Salad
- Yield: 4 1x
1 batch pistachio pesto*
- 1 cup pistachios, unsalted
- 1–1½ cup basil leaves
- 2 garlic cloves
- ½–1 cup olive oil
- juice of 1 lemon
- salt and pepper, to taste
For the salad
- 2 tablespoons melted ghee, divided
- 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 english cucumber, sliced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/3 cup pistachios, unsalted
For the dressing
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- pinch of salt and black pepper, to taste
Make pesto shrimp:
- Place pistachios in a food processor and pulse to break up the nuts. Then add basil and garlic cloves and pulse together. Then turn food processor on and add olive oil slowly until pesto becomes preferred thickness and then add lemon juice until combine. Set aside.
- Place a large saute pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon ghee. 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.
For the salad
- Place a grill pan over medium heat and grease each peach half with melted ghee. Place on grill pan to cook for 1-2 minutes per side.
- Build salad: greens, english cucumber, cherry tomatoes, shrimp, peaches, and pistachios.
- Lastly, place all ingredients for the dressing in a jar, close jar and shake until combine. Pour dressing over salad.
*Use the rest of the pistachio pesto in this dish: Pesto Chicken Pasta
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20 thoughts on “Pesto Shrimp & Grilled Peach Salad”
Your joints hurt from eating too much sugar, too? I am the SAME way. Super sucks. I swear this didn’t happen to me when I was in my early twenties. 🙂
lol same! but the healthier you eat, the more your body notices the differences and hates you for it!
I always wonder if people get fired from their jobs when they go on those kind of shows haha.
This recipe looks so good. I need more pesto in my life.
they have to right?!
I’m still crazy sore from Murph too! I did the workout for the first time ever on Monday and totally see why it’s a once-a-year kind of workout haha. 🙂
definitely once a year haha!
Love the Bachelorette recap! It so painful to watch sometimes but I can’t stop myself. On an unrelated note, I’m coming to Denver for my bachelorette party in September! Do you have any recommendations for restaurants and any other fun stuff we have to do?
you can see most of my favorite restaurants here: https://paleomg.com/paleomg-community/favorite-gluten-freepaleo-restaurants-ive-been-to-feel-free-to-add-your-own-in-the-comments-below
as for things to do, there are lots of boutiques, you can go hiking or mountain biking, go to the mountains, go to paddle boarding at different little lakes around town. http://www.5280.com always has up to do activities around town!
This looks so awesome, thank you for giving me new ideas all the time!
that’s what i’m here for!!
Recipe looks great but the Bachelorette recap had my attention first. Love when you do these! So entertaining
wish it would have been more interesting so the post could be, too lol!
I’m going to be on a trail crew in GA during peach season this summer so I’ll have to try this out! I wonder how grilling peaches will go on a camping stove ????????
Thanks for the inspo!
Can we just quickly talk about the song that the guys came up just singing “JoJo” over and over again. That would totally creep me out if I was JoJo… do they really not have anything better to do?!
This salad is going on next week’s menu!!
lol for real. they must be sooooo bored
For some reason, I could never get myself to stick to watching a TV series nowadays! I’m just too much of a YouTube fanatic XD LOL! Anyhow, this is a great way to combine one of my favorite fruits in a salad! I love the pesto drizzled on top of everything!
I made this last week–it’s wonderful! I couldn’t stop eating the pesto. I make a Paleo pesto with pine nuts, but this with the pistachios is even better. I also saved some of the dressing to use during the week. It’s good on salads, of course, but I put it in a split chicken breast one day along with some leftover cucumber. Really good, too. Thanks for this.
glad you liked it, bobette!
Pesto mayo for sandwiches, pesto and cheese pizza, use it in quiches, pesto rubbed whole chicken (roasted), pesto roasted potato wedges…there are tons of options, really. You could even just make some foccacia and blend up some of that pesto with some black olives and rub that on the bread. Yummmm
Beautiful looking combination here! this is a very “summery” looking dish, so I’ll keep this one bookmarked for a later date when it’s a bit warmer here! currently about 2 degrees celsius!!