Photo: Creamy Pesto Salad

Creamy Pesto Salad

The surprise ingredient in the creamy pesto dressing is coconut cream. It blends the traditional flavors of pesto with an island twist.

4-6 Servings

Updated: Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:13pm



  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 (10-ounce) container of grape tomatoes
  • 3 carrots, shredded


  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • 4 cups fresh whole basil leaves, loosely packed
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Juice of 2 lemons or limes
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons agave
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place all Salad ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Combine all Dressing ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour over vegetables and toss until well combined. Serve and enjoy!