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Basil Pesto With Chicken Sausage Mason Jar Salad

Fresh pesto brings a burst of summer flavor to this transportable salad.
A mason jar salad.
  • Makes 1 serving
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 0 minutes


  • 2 tbs. basil pesto (see recipe below)
  • 1 pre-cooked, nitrate-free chicken sausage link, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli, cooled and chopped
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 tbs. walnuts

For the basil pesto:

  • 1 cup packed basil leaves
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste


To make the basil pesto, blend all the pesto ingredients on high for 10 to 15 seconds.
Layer all of the ingredients in a mason jar in the order listed above.

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