This has been a quarantine staple in the Jaffe home! We make HUGE batches of this Green Dream homemade pesto sauce for all our favorite dinners - salads, pasta, and spiralized veggies. A classic, simple basil pesto recipe is made with fresh basil, nuts, garlic, Romano or Parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt and pepper but we added a few extra in there for more nutrients and taste!
If you pair a vibrant green summer salad with this Green Dream Pesto, you’ll end up with a fast, raw, gluten-free, + vegan dinner packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamin C, + manganese (an essential mineral for bone health and brain and nerve function). Be sure to make extra—it’s beyond delish + makes a wonderful lunch for the next day!
FOR THE PESTO
1 cup basil
1 cup spinach
¾ cups olive oil
¾ cups soaked cashews or walnuts
Salt + pepper
1 tsp garlic
1tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend
FOR THE SALAD
1 bag mixed greens
Handful of cherry tomatoes
Handful of mixed nuts
Mix up your salad and set aside.
Tear stems off your basil and add to a blender (you can also add other greens). Add soaked or unsoaked cashews to blender - depending on personal preference. Add Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend, lemon, garlic, cheese, salt and pepper. Add oil and blend until smooth.
Dish your salad onto a plate and cover with the homemade pesto sauce. You can also top with extra Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend. Then, enjoy!
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