Drew’s Basil Pesto (Dairy-Free)

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This is my husband’s brilliant recipe. There is no need for cheese but 2 tbsp of parmesan can be added if preferred.  Simply blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor:

2 cups fresh basil

2 cloves garlic (garlic lovers, add more!)

1/4 cup walnuts

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

juice of 1/2 lemon

salt to taste

Ideas for using pesto:

Smear on grilled fish before or after cooking.

Smear on a thin slice of whole grain bread and top with chopped tomatoes and a pinch of salt and pepper.

For a simple, balanced meal: Toss with just a little cooked brown rice pasta, lots of steamed or sautéed veggies (such as zucchini, eggplant, yellow squash, bell pepper, tomato) and a moderate amount of beans (drained & rinsed) or canned salmon (drained).

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