Grilled Peaches 
with Beet Greens and 
Hot-Pink Dressing

Fruit and vegetables go a long way but have you ever thought of combining peaches and beet greens? This delicious recipe is worth a try.
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Serves 4
This silky, bright dressing is reminiscent of a luscious buttermilk ranch dressing. See alsoBeet, Watercress and Endive Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 1 14-oz package extra-firm tofu,
  • drained, cut in half vertically
  • 4 firm peaches, halved
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 small beet, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 bunches beet greens, chopped
  • (about 1/2 lb)
  • 1/2 lb mesclun or arugula
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds

Preparation

1. In a large pot, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add quinoa, reduce heat to simmer, and cook until all liquid is absorbed, 25 minutes.

2. Heat grill to high. Wrap beans in aluminum foil. Brush tofu, peaches, and scallions with 1 tbsp olive oil.

3. Place bean packets, tofu, peaches, and scallions on grill and cook, turning occasionally, until tofu, peaches, and scallions have grill marks and beans are tender, 5–10 minutes. Remove from grill; slice tofu into 1/2-inch strips.

4. In a blender, process beet, yogurt, remaining 3 tbsp olive oil, garlic salt, onion powder, and paprika until smooth, adding 2–4 tbsp of cold water to dressing to reach desired consistency.

5. Divide beet greens and mesclun/arugula among four plates. Top with quinoa, peaches, scallions, tofu strips, and green beans. Drizzle with the dressing. Sprinkle with seeds and serve immediately.

Nutritional Info: 548 calories per serving, 26 g fat (3 g saturated), 56 g carbs, 12 g fiber, 24 g protein, 275 mg sodium

See alsoGrilled Summer Salad with Black Beans and Cocoa Chili Dressing

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 548
  • Carbohydrate Content: 56 g
  • Fat Content: 26 g
  • Fiber Content: 12 g
  • Protein Content: 24 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 3 g