Gluten Free Pesto Bean-Topped Salad Recipe

Enjoy a creative use of pesto in this vibrant salad. The veggies are not only colorful, but antioxidant-rich, too.

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Gluten Free Pesto Bean-Topped Salad Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 617 kcal
Author: Ricki Heller
Ingredients
For the dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon plain liquid stevia or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free Dijon mustard
  • Juice of 1 medium lemon about ¼ cup
  • Kosher or fine sea salt to taste
For the Pesto Beans:
  • 1 cup raw walnut halves or pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ounces fresh basil leaves
  • 1 large garlic clove chopped
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt to taste
  • ¼ cup water if needed
  • 2 cups cooked navy or Romano beans well drained
For the salad:
  • 4 cups microgreens or baby mixed greens
  • 1 small bunch lacinato dinosaur kale, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 medium avocado sliced
  • ½ cup sunflower or other sprouts optional
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds hemp hearts
Instructions
  1. Make the dressing: Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Make the Pesto Beans: In the bowl of a food processor, whir all the ingredients together except the beans until almost smooth (it should still be a bit chunky). Scrape the pesto over the beans in a medium bowl and toss gently until the beans are coated. Set aside.
  3. Assemble the salad: In a large bowl, toss the greens, kale, carrot, and tomatoes with the dressing. Divide the mixture evenly among 4 plates or bowls. Top each salad with ¼ of the avocado slices, then ¼ of the bean mixture. Sprinkle each with ¼ of the sprouts, if using, and ¼ of the hemp seeds. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Pesto Bean-Topped Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 617 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 635mg 26%
Potassium 1057mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 3g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 108.2%
Vitamin C 49.6%
Calcium 16.1%
Iron 30.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Avocado Basil Beans Carrots Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Healthy Hemp Kale Magazine Pesto Ricki Heller Tomatoes Walnuts
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