Blushing Dessert Peach with Yoghurt & Raw Honey

Serves 4

• 4 large dessert peaches or nectarines
• 180ml thick Greek yoghurt
• 80g pistachios, roughly chopped
• raw honey, warmed till runny

Optional—VANILLA-LEMON SYRUP:

• 250ml sugar
• 250ml water
• 1 vanilla pod, seeds & skin
• zest of 1 lemon
• juice of half lemon


1. Cut the peaches in half and remove the pip.

2. Place each half on a plate and dollop with a helping of yoghurt.

3. Spoon over the runny honey and finish off with pistachios.

VANILLA-LEMON SYRUP:

1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and heat gently.

2. Stir smoothly until the sugar has dissolved

3. Turn up the heat and cook until the syrup thickens.

4. Turn off heat and set aside.

NOTE: The process of making cane sugar uses heat, so technically it’s not a raw food. Turn to raw honey, agave nectar or natural sweeteners as a substitute.

For a coconut-based yoghurt recipe, click here.

Tokara Zondernaam Sauvignon Blanc 2010  complements this dish.

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Photography by C&D Heierli • Recipes by Diane Heierli