Basil Pesto Sprouts Salad

I promised you a recipe Wednesday, so here it is!

Basil Pesto Sprouts Salad

No lettuce? No problem!

This beautiful mess of a salad is brimming with variety, color and taste. Not to mention, it’s a darn delicious way to meet your veggie quota for the day in one sitting.

Difficulty: Easiest. Salad. Ever.

Preparation time: Five minutes (includes chopping vegetables)

Serves: One


For the salad:

  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 1/4 cup sliced baby carrots
  • 1/8 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup diced, fresh Roma tomatoes
  • Two ounces deli oven-roasted turkey breast, cut into small slices
  • Two tablespoons gorgonzola crumbles

For the dressing:


  1. Combine the veggies, gorgonzola and turkey slices in a large bowl.
  2. In a small separate bowl, stir together the hummus, balsamic vinegar, pesto sauce and spices. Stir until you achieve a uniform consistency.
  3. Pour the dressing on the salad and toss the ingredients until the dressing is evenly distributed and the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  4. Eat!


  1. Have you ever made a lettuceless salad?
  2. If so, what went into it?

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