I love making my own Pesto sauce! It is really easy to make and it tastes so fresh! So much better then the stuff you buy premade from the store, that to me doesn’t even taste like pesto. Put all ingredients in your food processore and blend for a minute. That’s it!
- 1 Cup of Fresh Basil Leaves (Pressed firmly)
- 1 Cup of Fresh Parsley Leaves (Pressed firmly)
- 1/2 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 3 Tbsp of Pumpkin Seeds
- 2 Cloves of Garlic
- 1 Drop Basil Essential Oil
- 2 Drops Lime Essential Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
I like to use pumpkin seeds instead of the traditional pine nuts. Pumpkin seeds have a lot of nutritional and health benefits associated with them. They are packed with magnesium, manganese, copper, protein, zinc, phytosterols, antioxidants and lots of fiber.
You can store the left over in your refrigerator. Use it to make the traditional Pesto Pasta or add to your sauces as a flavor enhancer!
You can also add a tablespoon or so to your homemade Hummus to create your own Pesto Hummus!