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Garden Greens Pesto (Nut Free)

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My herb garden is overflowing with beautiful basil this time of year.

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Basil is one of my favorite fresh herbs and this gorgeous, vibrant green pesto is one of the best ways to enjoy it.

For my pesto, I mix my basil with fresh, organic garden greens that I get at my local farm. I like to use a mix of spinach and arugula (or whatever my farmer gives me), but you can use any of your very favorite garden leafy greens.

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This pesto brings such a nutrient dense and flavorful, fresh punch to any dish you are serving. I love adding it to chicken, beef, fish and even my zucchini spaghetti (see my zucchini spaghetti HERE)

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I have 2 delicious dinner recipes that I love to make with this pesto that I’m posting this week – be sure to look out for them 😉

Garden Greens Pesto (Nut Free)
 
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Serves: Makes about ½ cup
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh garden greens (you can use spinach, arugula, etc or your favorite garden greens combo)
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ¼ romano or parmesan cheese (omit for dairy free)
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Blend until it reaches a smooth paste.
  3. Enjoy!
 

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