Easy Economical Pesto

Easy Economical Pesto

Easy Economical Pesto
I created this more economical plant-based version of pesto with walnuts rather than the traditional pine nuts, and nutritional yeast to replace the more inflammatory cheese. Walnuts are less expensive as well as the popular nut can usually be found in most kitchens while pine nuts are a less seldom used dry good. This version gives you more incentive to prepare this super healthy and delicious condiment more often. The beautiful green color is a hint to the lovely heart energy enveloping you with this condiment and anything that you add it to. It is also energetically aligned with your lower chakras for optimal earthly living and the walnuts also add some brain or wisdom energy and the ability to trust your instincts.
    Servings
    1/2cup
    Cook Time
    5minutes
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    Servings
    1/2cup
    Cook Time
    5minutes
    Meal Plan
    Add to Meal Plan:
    This recipe has been added to your Meal Plan
    Ingredients
    • 2cups fresh basil
    • 3tablespoons walnuts
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 1/4cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/4cup nutritional yeast **
    • 1/2teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
    Instructions
    1. Place basil, walnuts, and garlic in a food processor. Blend until well combined. Slowly add oil in, turning off to scrape sides if needed. Add nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. Blend until combined. The mixture will not be very liquid rather it’ll resemble a paste. Scrape into a small container with a lid that can be stored in the refrigerator.
    Recipe Notes

    FOOD ENERGY:

    ROOT: walnuts, garlic

    SACRAL: olive oil

    SOLAR PLEXUS: garlic, nutritional yeast

    HEART: basil

    THIRD EYE: walnuts

    CROWN: made with Love

    You may be used to a more oily pesto and if that is your preference than add more oil into the food processor at that stage of the recipe until desired constituency is achieved. 

    You can leave out the nutritional yeast and if it is too thick add more oil or a little water for the desired consistency.

    Try adding pesto into tomato-based sauce, stirred into soups, slathered on toasted bruschetta, tossed with hot spaghetti noodles or grain salads, sprinkled on as a pizza topping. The uses are only limited to your imagination!

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