Pesto Sauce With Cilantro & Basil

This Pesto recipe does not have be made with basil and pine nuts. Any dark leafy green in your 2445 Organic SuperGrow rack can be used though.  I’ve also used brazil nuts and walnuts in my pesto recipes. Experiment with your favorite oils in this recipe. Olive, hemp, flax, grape seed and many other interesting organic oils can be found online and in stores. Basil planted in our racks is typically ready to eat within 21 days after you plant the seed.

Organic Pesto Recipe

4 cups organic leaves

1/2 cup oil

1/3 cup nuts

3 garlic cloves

Salt & Pepper

optional: grated cheese or nutritional yeast

Add leaves, nuts, garlic in food processor and pulse to  chop.

Add oil, cheese and pulse until smooth.

Season with salt and pepper.

Serve immediately.

The leftovers can be froze in ice cube trays for future recipes. Fresh pesto will last in the fridge for about a week.

Basil Pesto Options

Sweet Basil is the most popular pesto choice. Have you ever tried making pesto with Thai Basil, Holy Basil, Lemon Basil, Anise Basil or Cinnamon Basil?

Basil Health Benefits

According to NaturalNews.com some of the health benefits of basil include:

Anti-spasmodic

Lower Cholesterol

Detoxifier

Blood Cleanser

Anti-Cancer

Anti-Inflammatory

Relieve Anxiety

Adaptogen

Anti-Viral

Anti-Microbial properties

Lower Blood Pressure

What are you growing in your indoor organic garden for your homemade pesto?

References

Use Basil for Natural and Homeopathic Remedies. Retrieved April 4th 2016 from http://www.naturalnews.com/026994_basil_tea_natural.html#