It’s no secret…I have a love affair with lemon.
Another food I love is pesto. I put in in my pasta, I smear it on my pizza, and I roast veggies in it. I have yet to bake with it, but who knows, a savoury breakfast muffin might be in the works…
I figured, why not put my 2 favorite flavors together to make the best pesto I’ve ever tasted! Seriously folks, you’ve got to make this pesto.
I put this pesto on everything! EVERYTHING. Well, okay, maybe not my banana bread…but you get the point. It’s amazing on quesadillas, pizza, pasta, chicken, fish…
And guess what, this lemon-basil pesto is actually good for you. Here are some of the health benefits:
- The garlic and basil leaves in pesto contain vitamins A and C which support skin, eye, and immune system health.
- The olive oil provides omega-3 fatty acids which protect your cardiovascular system against disease.
My homemade version is also a lot healthier than store-bought. Why? Because I’ve used less oil and less salt. Take that store-bought pesto!
I triple dare you not to like this pesto. I’ve even started growing my own basil just so I can make this every week! And it’s so darn easy to make. Just throw everything in a food processor or Vitamix and blend away. Easy. Peasy.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting recipes that include this lemon-basil pesto. So you might just want to stock up on some fresh basil and lemons. Just sayin’!