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Colorful Garden Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing


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Colorful Garden Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing

An exquisite, colorful garden salad with creamy pesto dressing. Don't forget to display it proudly in a clear, glass bowl.


  • Prep Time : 12 min min
  • Ready Time : 12 min


10 Servings


  • 2 romaine hearts, shredded about 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/2 yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded, veins removed, diced
  • 1/2 red or green bell pepper, seeded, veins removed, diced
  • 1/2 cup packaged shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup packaged shredded carrots
  • 15 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup canned white shoepeg corn or sweet yellow corn niblets, drained
  • 1/2 cup canned Chinese baby corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup canned hearts of palm, drained and diced
  • 1 large ripe Hass avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 2 Kirby or Persian cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup croutons
  • For dressing:
  • 1/4 cup liquid non-dairy creamer
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 teaspoon prepared crushed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Place lettuce, peppers, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, corn, hearts of palm, avocado, cucumbers and croutons in a large salad bowl
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and toss lightly.
  4. Garnish with additional pine nuts and serve.

Contributed by: Quick & Kosher, JAMIE GELLER

This salad is exquisite when layered in a clear glass trifle bowl. Depending on the size and circumference of your bowl, you may have to double or triple some of the ingredients to complete an entire layer. Be sure to layer the lettuce in at least 2 if not 3 places. Serve dressing on the side.

About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




2 Responses to Colorful Garden Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing

  1. avatar says: Mir

    The recipe looks delicious. Do you have a recipe for pesto?

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