Pesto Vinaigrette Recipe + Chicken Beet Salad
I love making vinaigrettes, and this pesto vinaigrette is one of my favorites. I’m a fan of salad dressings that are zesty and tangy and this fits the bill, with a hint of sweet from the addition of honey.
I made this pesto vinaigrette for the Pesto Pasta Salad recipe, but when I sampled it on a chicken, feta, and beet salad it was heaven. Since then I’ve made two batches in two weeks.
You guys, it’s so good.
I used two teaspoons of honey in the recipe, but if you like sweet vinaigrettes feel free to add more.
Let’s talk a little more about this salad. I don’t post salads on the blog often because I tend to toss random ingredients together in a bowl for lunch, but this deserves a little bit of recognition. This salad used baby spinach leaves, grilled chicken, sundried tomatoes (I use julienne cut in olive oil), feta, and roasted beets. Toss with the pesto vinaigrette and it’s money.
Other vinaigrette recipes you may like:
White Balsamic Coconut Vinaigrette
Pesto Vinaigrette – a delicious, tangy, yet sweet salad dressing. This 21 day fix approved vinaigrette is a favorite homemade salad vinaigrette recipe.
TBK’s Pro Tip: take the pesto vinaigrette out of the fridge 15 minutes before use so it liquifies.
Pesto Vinaigrette Recipe
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup pesto
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tsps honey sweeten to taste
- Add all of the ingredients in a mason jar, seal and shake.
- Can stay in the fridge for up to a week.
Like this recipe, then please share it with your friends and “Pin” it:
This recipe has been added to www.favehealthyrecipes.com.
Pinned this! I am always on the hunt for ways to use basil/pesto and this sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it. Posts like this are perfect for Waste Less Wednesday blog hop! http://www.skipthebag.com/2016/08/waste-less-wednesday-blog-hop-3.html Thanks!
Hey Katy! Thanks for stopping by! You’ll love it, I promise.
I appreciate the pin 🙂 Thank you so much.
Is this 21 day fix approved? Would it be 1 orange? Thanks! Amy
Yup! 1 orange!
Love this recipe, which I’ll make again and again. I made it tonight with what I had on hand (kale and walnuts) and I couldn’t believe how quickly in came together and how wonderful the flavor is. I’m excited to start experimenting with nut and herb combinations.
This ended up with a very bitter taste. I added more lemon juice and even some honey to try to balance it out, but something was still off. Any thoughts on what could have caused that or how I could have better fixed the problem?
I’m not sure. Maybe it was the difference in brands used? I used Classico Basil Pesto.