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Creamy Garden Pesto

creamy pesto in the bowl of a food processor
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Pesto is my absolute favorite sauce. I make it for everything – from eggs, to pasta, chicken, vegetables, and salad dressings! 

pesto in a food processor


1 bunch (2 cups) fresh basil

– A bit of any other fresh garden herbs you may have (dill, pineapple sage, parsley)

– 3 large cloves fresh garlic

– 1/4 cup pine nuts

– 1/2 cup Laura Chenel goat yogurt (or whole Greek yogurt)

– 3/4 cup high quality finishing olive oil such as Kosterina

– Sea salt

– Freshly ground pepper

– 1/2 lemon, juice
Blend the above in a food processor until smooth and creamy! Taste and add salt, pepper and more lemon if needed. Let sit at least 10 minutes before pouring over pasta! Mix with Banza pasta for a healthy, absolutely delicious gluten-free and protein-rich meal!

Cream being poured into a food processor with basil in it
a bowl of pasta with pesto poured over it
a bowl of pasta tossed with pesto and topped with parmesan shavings

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