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pesto Tag

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Avocado Pesto

This Avocado Pesto recipe is a healthy alternative to your standard basil pesto recipe.   Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 1 cup packed fresh basil 1⁄4 cup salted or unsalted pistachios or walnuts (adjust by adding no salt if using salted) 2 T lemon juice 1⁄4 t pepper 3 garlic cloves 1⁄4 to 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend to a paste. Add additional olive oil or filtered water to achieve a smooth sauce. Toss 2-3 tablespoons of the pesto with cooked pasta, vegetable noodles, or quinoa, and top with protein and roasted vegetables. Toss 2 tablespoons of pesto with cut-up vegetables and roast at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes Toss 2-3 tablespoons of pesto with cut-up chicken, tofu...

Walnut and Healthy Greens Pesto

Do not be turned off by this recipe. It is delicious, and you can think of this recipe as a gift for your heart. It has walnuts which supply antioxidants and nutrients like magnesium and omega fatty acids. Walnuts deliver a plant-based fatty acid, alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), essential for heart health. The leafy greens are rich in fiber, potassium, vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, and folate, all-important supporters of cardiometabolic health. More importantly, the leafy greens are directly converted into nitric oxide, a powerful component in optimizing cardiac health. This pesto is exceptionally versatile and can be used over meats, vegetables, hummus, or vegetable noodles. Give it a try! Your heart will thank you!! Ingredients 7-8 cups of winter greens like kale, Swiss chard, beet greens, and baby spinach,...

Carrot Top Pesto

If you are lucky enough to find local carrots with the tops still on don’t throw out the leaves. One of the things I like to make with the leaf tops is Carrot Top Pesto. It is easy, delicious, nutritious, and helps decrease food waste. My recipe uses walnuts for brain health and cancer protection, nutritional yeast for that wonderful umami flavor, and is delicious on pasta, sandwiches or even pizza. Recipe courtesy of our Friends at Pharmacy In Your Kitchen. Please follow them for more delicious recipes! Ingredients: 2 cups carrot tops, no stems, washed 1/2 cup basil leaves packed 1/3 cup walnuts 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 garlic clove 1/2 cup olive oil salt and pepper Directions: Place all the ingredients except the oil in a food...

Arugula Pesto Cauliflower Pizza

Pizza Night!! A staple around many family dinner tables. This Pizza uses a Cauliflower Pizza crust to cut down on those carbs while providing a tasty dinner everyone (even the kids) will eat! Give it a try next time. So Good. So Simple. So needed needed in your life. Arugula Pesto Cauliflower Pizza For the Pesto: 1 cup extra virgin olive oil ½ cup toasted pine nuts (or walnuts) 1 large garlic clove 4 cups fresh arugula 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice ½ cup parmesan cheese (optional) sea salt to taste   In a blender or food processor(I used my Vitamix), layer ½ cup olive oil, nuts, parmesan cheese (if using), lemon and arugula. Blend until it is chopped very fine. Slowly add the remaining ½ cup of olive oil through the hole at the top...

30 Minute Pesto Pasta

This quick and easy pesto pasta recipe is a great addition to any kitchen Have you ever Craved fresh Pesto Pasta but settled for store bought sauce? If you have a blender or food processor you can make this recipe in under 30 minutes. An added bonus, this pesto freezes very well! Ingredients 5 Garlic Cloves (Minced) 2 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese + 1/8 Cup (Hold out of recipe if you're freezing) 4 Cups Fresh Basil 1/3 Cup Toasted Pine Nuts Salt + Pepper to Taste 1 Box Whole Wheat Angel Hair Pasta Directions Put large pot of water on stove and bring to a boil. While the water is starting to heat up, set up your blender or food processor and puree garlic, fresh lemon juice and...