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Walnut Basil Pesto Salad

Total Time 20 minutes
Author Rachael DeVaux

Ingredients

Walnut Basil Pesto

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large lemon, squeezed
  • 1 splash apple cider vinegar
  • 2 big handfuls fresh basil leaves
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (or sub whatever nuts and seeds you like)
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 clove garlic
  • pink salt, to taste
  • ground pepper, to taste

Salad

  • 5-6 handfuls arugula
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 radish, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomato, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. Pulse together all pesto ingredients in a food processor.

  2. Combine arugula with red onion, tomatoes, radish, cucumber and sundried tomatoes. Toss together with pesto and top with sliced avocado, hemp seeds and a pinch of sea salt.