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This pesto chicken salad is a protein packed recipe to change up your usual sandwich routine!

Pesto Chicken Salad


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  • 1/2 cup chicken breast, cooked and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pesto*
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Pesto:
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts (or hemp seeds)
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • juice of a lemon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. To prepare pesto, add all ingredients to the bowl of a small blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl, add chopped chicken and tomatoes.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of prepared pesto, and stir to combine.
  5. Serve atop a salad, in a lettuce wrap, or in your favorite bread of choice.
  • Category: Sandwiches, lunch