We love whipping up a fresh batch of basil pesto anytime of year for some serious deliciousness! Its almost too easy for how fancy it seems, and always a crowd pleaser.

And let's chat about the GLOW food components here....fresh garlic, raw walnuts, EVOO, spinach and basil help support the skins immune system OH MY!

Garlic is a powerful antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral that will help kill acne causing bacteria, reduce inflammation and redness.

Walnuts are packed with antioxidants and vitamin B that help protect your skin from environmental stressors.

EVOO provides deep hydration, slows aging, reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Spinach is loaded with vitamin A which your body uses to grow new tissue reducing the signs of aging. 

Basil is a wonderful antibacterial and inflammatory that help to calm and soothe the skin.

Ok, enough of that, onto the yumminess....

What to use the basil pesto with:

  • You can toss with pasta or veggie spirals for a quick meal
  • Toss with chicken or fish and bake for the most flavorful dish. Stir a scoop into your soup for a burst of flavor right before serving
  • Simply spread on a piece of toasted bread
  • Great for roasted veggies
  • This green goodness is even amazing with eggs

Get creative with it but always keep it fresh!


1/2 raw walnuts

2-3 cloves fresh garlic

1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt

Pinch black pepper

1 cup fresh basil leaves

1 cup fresh baby spinach

1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan

1/2 cup EVOO depending on consistency you desire

optional squeeze of fresh lemon juice

How To:

Add everything to your food processor and blend away! ENJOY right away.

PROTIP: when tossing with pasta, reserve a bit of the pasta water to help thin out the pesto and make super the pasta super creamy.


Love + Eat Well,

by natalie