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Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe | Vista’s Natural Food Stand

 

Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

We’ve got some pesto fans in our family, and have enjoyed finding different combinations to make a nice variety in our meals. If my kids will eat a salad because of a fresh pesto, who am I to stop them? This is a fun twist on traditional pesto, using parsley and cashews for a creamy, tasty pesto.

 Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Pesto Ingredients:

1 Bunch of Italian Parsley (about two cups)

1/2 cup Cashews, unsalted

1/2 cup Kerrygold Cheese

1 Large or 2 Small Garlic Cloves

1/2 cup Olive Oil (Depending on preference, you can can use 2/3 to make it more of a sauce-consistency)

Salt to taste

 

Other Ingredients:

Baby Spinach

Handful of Grape Tomatoes

 

Optional:

Chicken

 Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Place dry pesto ingredients in food processor (all except oil) and blend for about 30 seconds. Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Add olive oil. We prefer thicker pesto, but you can add a bit more to make it more sauce-like. Add salt to taste.

 Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

 

 

Add a dollop of finished pesto to a bowl of baby spinach greens, and top with your favorite salad toppings.

Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Enjoy, and tell us how you like it!

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Grilled Peach and Strawberry Salad with Mint Pesto Dressing | Vista’s Natural Farm Stand

Couple Berry Farm’s Grilled Peach and Strawberry Salad with Mint Pesto Dressing

pesto salad recipe from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca

Basil and mint from couple berry farms natural farm standin vista, ca
Salad Ingredients:

3 Small Peaches, sliced
1 cup Strawberries, sliced*
2 tsp. Olive Oil
2 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar
1 large package of Couple Berry Farms salad mix (We used our “Elegant Green” Arugula mix)*
Sliced mozzarella, or rolled into a ball and sliced in half
A few dollops of Pesto (see ingredients below)
Pine nuts or Walnuts to top (toasted or raw)
Salt and Pepper
Pesto Ingredients:
1 packed cup of mint* and basil*
¼ cup pine nut or walnuts (we used walnuts)
½ garlic clove
¼ cup olive oil (more if you prefer the pesto to be thinner)
Salt and pepper to taste

*Available fresh from Couple Berry Farms!

Step One:

Add all pesto ingredients to food processor and pulse until desired texture is achieved.  At this time, you can add more olive oil and/or balsamic vinegar if you want it to be thinner like a dressing.
pesto recipe from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca

Step Two:

Slice peaches and toss with olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl.  If the peaches are  large, you can place directly on grill over medium heat for a few minutes. OR, if peaches are  smaller, take one foot of aluminum foil and fold in the corners to make a small basket/tray.   Place peaches in the foil and place on hot grill. Grill on high for about 3 minutes, until the liquid is slightly bubbly.  The foil prevents burning.  (Strawberries also taste delicious when grilled and can be added with the peaches!)

fresh peaches from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca

strawberries and peaches from couple berry farms farm stand in vista, ca

grilled peaches on barbeque from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca

Step Three:

Toss salad mix with olive oil and fresh ground pepper and salt.  Top with sliced strawberries, grilled peaches, dollops of pesto, chopped walnuts, and sliced mozzarella balls.  If desired, toss with a few teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.

slicing mozzerella for salad recipe from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca

pesto and salad recipe from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca

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greens mix salad  from couple berry farms farm standin vista, ca

Elegant greens arugula salad mix  from couple berry farms natural farm standin vista, ca

pesto salad recipe from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca

pesto salad recipe from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca
Enjoy!! Let us know what you think!

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