The ultimate summertime side dish!

Light, bright, and bursting with flavor, this delicious salad will transport you right to the Amalfi Coast. With fresh cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced shallot, and a generous pesto glazing, this vibrant salad is perfect on its own or as a stand-out side dish. Plus, it keeps well in the fridge so you can enjoy a taste of the Italian coast all week long! Chop your veggies, toss in some pesto, and season with red wine vinegar and a touch of salt and pepper. The longer this marinates, the better!

For the perfect coastal Italian meal, I recommend pairing this scrumptious salad with my Caprese Baked Chicken. The heartiness of the mozzarella-laden chicken complements the acidity of this show-stopper salad. And, with both recipes coming together in less than thirty minutes, this is the perfect weeknight dinner combo!

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Here’s how you’ll make my Chopped Pesto Salad:

  1. Gently toss everything together in a large bowl and let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving. This dish will keep well in the fridge, too!

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Chopped Pesto Salad

The ultimate summertime side dish!
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Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 english cucumber peeled and diced
  • 8 oz mozzarella balls halved
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 1 15 oz can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • Gently toss everything together in a large bowl and let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.
  • This salad will keep well in the refrigerator, too!
Keyword cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, gluten free, mozzarella, pesto, pesto salad, scallion
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