January 07, 2015
It’s hard for me to describe in words how vibrant this Amazing Almond Pesto is. It just screams good health to me! The colour is sensational. It really does make me happy, from picking the basil, to whipping it all up in 20 seconds, and then to eating it (which is the best part in my books). All of that beautiful basil mixed together to create a tasty dip that is so good for your body. It’s hard to beat that.
Every time I eat this Amazing Almond Pesto I feel like I’m doing something really good for my body. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to use the huge amounts of basil that are currently growing in my garden. I normally pick about 4 large stalks of basil (about 25cm in length) to get the amount I need for this recipe.
This Amazing Almond Pesto is essentially a raw vegan and paleo friendly dip. It uses lots of beautiful fresh basil (and you can also add in a little parsley if you like), fresh garlic cloves, activated (or soaked) almonds, lemon juice, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil and a little bit of Himalayan salt. It is full of beneficial antioxidants and phytonutrients. I mean, just look at that colour!
I also love this recipe because it is so versatile. You can be quite traditional and pair your Amazing Almond Pesto with a gluten free pasta or you can do something a little different. Try it on some freshly made Golden Flax and Almond Bread, put a big dollop on your vegetarian casserole or stew and, of course, you can eat it as a dip with fresh vegetable sticks.
I had a massive dollop on top of my lentil and vegetable stew for dinner tonight and it tasted amazing. It just lifted the dish perfectly and gave it a wonderful freshness.
However you choose to eat this pesto, I hope you enjoy it and eat it often.
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