Summer salad with hemp seed dressing and grilled nectarines
By the way make sure you are using ripe nectarines, they will work best for this dish. I do like the crunchy ones for snacks but for this recipe you need really nicely ripe ones. You can also use peaches though. I love the taste of peaches but I can't touch their skin, it just feels so weird to me and gives me goose bumps haha.
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If you are looking for something that's not nut-based but still crave a dairy-like dressing then this hemp seed dressing will be right up your street.
You can be really creative with your salads as well if you want to add different ingredients. My hemp seed dressing works with lots of different salad variations.
You can also add some lentils or even pasta to this dish. This hemp seed dressing will go along nicely with a variety of flavours.
INGREDIENTS (1 portion):
Hemp seed dressing ingredients:
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup shelled hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp mixed herbs
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 - 2 ripe nectarines
- Salad leaves
De-stone 1 or 2 nectarines (one was enough for me as a side salad - get 2 if this is your main meal and you are hungry). Cut the nectarine into bite size pieces.
Then add them to a bowl and drizzle a bit of olive oil over them. Mix with your hands so they are covered evenly. Then fry on both sides on a griddle pan or a grill (if you are having a bbq) until you get these nice burn marks. You can also use a normal pan but be careful not to burn them).
For the dressing add all hemp seed dressing ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth (make sure you use shelled hemp seeds - sometimes they are also called hemp seed hearts).
Add some salad leaves to a sald bowl, some thinly sliced radishes on top, the grilled nectarines, plus some walnuts for crunch. Drizzle your hemp seed dressing on top and enjoy!
And if you like this recipe then why not also try my roasted salsify with toasted walnuts and lemony tahini dressing (you can use boiled asparagus instead of the roasted salsify as well if you can't find it).
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