basil3800ppxNUT FREE BASIL PESTO RECIPE – For those of you who don’t use use nuts because you may want to keep the fats down in your diet, or who have allergies here is a recipe you may want to try.

Want fresh local Organic Basil to purcahase? Check us out at the Davisville Farmers Market (Davisville South of Yonge) Tuesdays 3 – 7pm until the third week in October 2013, find THE HEALTHY DIVA at the African Food Basket Organic Farmers table.

Note: Not all farmers at this market are organic..but the African Food Basket Farmers are hope to see you, and thank you to all of our Davisville, Yonge Street, Mount Pleasant and surrounding area customers!

3 cups fresh Organic Basil
1.5 cups pumpkin seeds (can substitute hemp or sunflower seeds too)
1/4 – 1/2 cup of olive oil (depending on the thickness you like of pesto)
1 clove of fresh garlic
1/2 – 1 teaspoon of sea salt (to taste)

Combine ingredients together to make pesto paste and enjoy.

Process the basil first with pulsing in processor or blender, then add seeds garlic and salt while slowly drizzling the olive oil into the blender or processor.

For a cheesier taste you can also add some nutritional yeast, add about 2 – 3 tablespoons depending on the amount of cheese taste you like.

This will last in the fridge for up to one week, enjoy as a dip or on pasta or in a raw wrap of your choice as a spread with other ingredients.


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