1/2 head green cabbage, shredded as for slaw
20 or so cherry tomatoes, halved
2 medium or 1 large zucchini, halved, then sliced into coins
2 handfuls mixture of: Pumpkin Seeds, Peanuts, Sunflower Seeds, Cashews
Pesto Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
Combine in a food processor or blender:
3 cloves garlic
4 large handfuls of basil leaves (a stem here or there won’t hurt)
Blend/process until nicely ground. Add:
1/4 cup good quality Olive Oil
Juice of 1 lemon
4 T red wine vinegar
salt and pepper
1 handful grated Pecorino Cheese (optional but recommended)
Process again to get the salad dressing. Taste! Add anything you might want… more oil for a silkier dressing, more vinegar for tart… salt and pepper as needed.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large salad bowl, along with enough of the dressing to lightly coat (don’t overdress, start slow and add as needed). Add a few nuts and cherry tomato halves on top for serving.