I remember the very first time I tried pesto. I was in grade 7, and my foster mom gave me a bagel with pesto cream cheese. I was in heaven, pesto was my favourite sauce, I couldn’t get enough! Now, the days of gluten filled breads and unhealthy cheeses are long gone, but love for pesto is here to stay. I’m guessing since you’re here, you love pesto to? That’s great, because this recipe will take you 5 minutes and only has 5 ingredients! How simple is that?
Garlic Basil Pesto
2 Cups Soaked and Rinsed Pistachios
2 cups of Fresh and Rinsed Basil Leaves
1/4 cup Cold Pressed, Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan or Sea Salt
1 small Clove of Garlic
Soak the pistachios for at least an hour and then put all ingredients into the Vitamix on low to medium and blend until you reach a thick, dark green pesto. This mixture was thick and delicious. If you’d like it a bit more runny you can add a bit more olive oil or a tiny bit of water, not recommended though
p.s – We put this pesto on our Heirloom lasagna. What are some other raw meal ideas you would recommend for this pesto?