Basil Pesto

Have you ever tried pesto? It is a great option as an addition to breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. You can add it to salads, use as a dressing, you can add it to pasta, legumes, you can use it as a dip for vegetable sticks or homemade crisps, as a patte for a bread slice. There are many choices that are quick and so easy to prepare.

There are many different options for pesto, too. You can make it from any nuts or seeds. You can add basil, rocket leaves, spinach. You can make it with onion or garlic.

Here we got a simple basil – walnut based pesto.

Basil is rich in vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, Vitamin A, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and Vitamin C.  It has got anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It prevents diabetes and protects blood vessels. It treats fevers and infections very well too.

Walnuts are rich in Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, Copper, Manganese and Biotin. It’s a powerful antioxidant that helps fighting free radicals. Walnuts contain a number of neuroprotective compounds including Vitamin E, folate, melatonin that  may improve brain work, and help preventing heart diseases.

Get ready:

  • hand full walnuts 
  • 20 g parmesan cheese
  • big bunch fresh basil leaves
  • 5 spoons extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 spoons water

Blend all ingredients till smooth.

Enjoy

You can take out the cheese to make it vegan. Or if you allergic to diary.

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