Herb Pesto Salad Recipe

How to Make My Herb Pesto Salad Recipe

Herb Pesto Salad with extra nutrients from the herbs to diversify your pallet. This pesto salad is made with clean ingredients and loaded with flavor.

  • Prep Time

    5 minutes

  • Total Time


  • Servings


  • Freezer Friendly



  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and sliced into thin rings
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

Pesto & Olive Oil Dressing:

  • 2 cups fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • ½ cup fresh dill
  • ¼ cup mint
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼-½ cup basil tops pesto
  • 1 cup raw pistachios, peeled

Salad Base:

  • ¼ cup green onions, sliced thinly
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • juice of 1 lemon


  1. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, sauté onions in olive oil until soft. Stir in cumin then set aside and allow onions to cool to room temperature.
  2. Add all of the pesto & olive oil dressing ingredients to a food processor, then set aside.
  3. Add arugula, then all remaining ingredients into a large bowl. Combine with pesto and olive oil dressing. Squeeze lemon juice on top.