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
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,