This bright green healthy pesto bursting with flavor will take your meals to a whole new level. And all that without the saturated fat and cholesterol you normally find in pesto.
Say hello to the very first recipe of the “Healthy Basics” series. I created this collection of recipes for you who’ve been asking for healthier versions of everyday dishes you simply cannot imagine living without. I’m hoping this series will become a good resource for those of you just starting out on your healthy journey and not wanting to give up your favorite meals. I’ll do my best trying to show you how they can be easily lightened up without losing their flavor.
If you’ve been into healthy eating for some time, you probably have this all figured out already so feel free to skip these recipes – I’ll be back with more sophisticated ones in a few days.
So here goes, one of my favorite healthy essentials: basil pesto you can throw together in 3 minutes flat. I picked this recipe to be the first one of the “Healthy Basics” series because of its incredible versatility, simplicity and its potential to magically turn a boring meal into something special and festive.
If you’re short on time during the week, you can just cook some whole grain pasta, toss it with a bit of this pesto and you get a gourmet dinner in a flash. It’s that good. It also works great as a base in sandwiches in place of mayo, butter or cream cheese. It’s perfect on pizza too or even as salad dressing. The possibilities are endless.
- Blend all ingredients in a food processor or a high speed blender.
- Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to one week.
- The pesto can also be frozen (I like to do that in an ice cube tray, to be able to adjust the amount I’m adding to dishes very easily. Smaller chunks like that melt much faster too.)
- Makes about 1 cup pesto.
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