One of the most delicious things about this nutloaf is that each ingredient presents an individual flavor. The outcome is an entree with a variety of starring sensations that also harmoniously meld together.
I have included, in the directions section, 2 different topping options for making the dish regular or gluten free.
Pesto always seemed a bit too rich for me and it wasn’t until I started to experiment with developing recipes without using the cheese that I realized just how much better it would taste.
The fragrant basil is perfectly balanced with the olive oil plus, without the cheese you loose a lot of the fat.
You can double the basil pesto sauce recipe and keep the extra, stored in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to a week. It is also great on baked potatoes, rice or cauliflower rice!
The yummy summer tomato season is coming to a close for most of the country so try and enjoy every plump sensation in the next few weeks!
This salad is hearty enough to make a complete meal but can also accompany a soup. No need to serve with a roll, the bread is already in the salad.
I like to let the tomato/avocado mixture sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes and then toss in the croutons just before serving.