Monday, June 25, 2012

Clean Pesto

I have gotten so use to not having condiments that I typically prefer all my meals that way. In fact, when I see people slathering their meals with mayo, ketchup, BBQ etc I kind of tilt my head like a confused puppy.



Hey, to each their own right?

Anyway, I do LOVE pesto. And making pesto dairy free is actually very easy! And pretty dang healthy from my perspective.

This recipe was adapted from Gluten Free Goddess.

Clean Pesto: 

1 cup fresh spinach 
1 cup fresh herbs, stems removed (I used mint, parsley, basil & cilantro)
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup pecans (hazelnuts and pine nuts can work as well)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil



Method:


In a food processor or small Ninja, blend up the spinach and herbs really well. Add in the garlic and pecans and blend until a paste begins to form.



Add in half of the oil, blend some more and then add in the rest of the oil. Blend and pulse and viola ;)  



Absolutely delicious and so very fresh. Love it. I highly recommend this if you are missing toppings for your burgers, chicken, eggs etc.

Enjoy ;)

1 comment:

  1. *Variation

    1 cup fresh spinach
    1 cup fresh herbs, stems removed mint, parsley, rosemary* & basil*)
    2 cloves of garlic
    1/2 cup hazelnuts*
    1/4 cup macadamia oil*

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