Fresh salad with pesto dressing gone nuts

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This salad is perfect for a sunny day! I love pesto, so adding it to my salad always makes me feel better than just olive oil. This one is special too as I added walnuts and almonds to give it more texture and flavour. It complements excellent with fresh veggies and makes salad less boring 🙂

Portions: 1 personal salad

Ingredients:IMG_7708
For the salad:
– 1/4 cup corn
– 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes in halves
– 1/3 cup artichoke cores cut in quarters
– Half an avocado (I used Hass)
– 1/3 cup cucumber cut into cubes
– 1 cup lettuce

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For the pesto:
– 1/3 cup of walnuts and almonds in equal quantity
– 1/2 cup olive oil
– 1/2 lime
– 10 basil leaves
– 10 baby spinach leaves
– Salt & pepper to taste

Preparation:
1. Toss the salad ingredients together!
2. Put the pesto ingredients in a food processor / mixer and process away until you get a smooth paste
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That’s it really! Add your pesto dressing and voila! Serve pretty and enjoy!
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Chef Lorena

Hello! My name is Lorena Salinas and I’m a chef. I absolutely love to cook and eat. Discovering new techniques, styles and ways to apply it to things that I already know gets me really excited. I really look forward to seeing people cook my recipes or even make them better than I originally did. Welcome to my food world! For info and collaborations e-mail cravingsjournal@gmail.com

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