Flax Seed Pesto

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I love pesto. But I have always been a little intimidated to make it. It never seemed to turn out the way I wanted it to. 

I have been attempting to cook a little bit heart healthier. (Baby steps, my friend, baby steps.) I have a whole canister of flax seeds and earlier this spring I planted a ton of basil

Did you know you can sub out nuts in pesto for flax seeds? Well you do now! And it tastes great. 

What you'll need:

6 cups basil washed and dried

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tsp lemon juice

1/4 cup ground flax seeds

4 garlic cloves

1 cup grated parmesan cheese 

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Combine your basil, lemon juice, garlic and flaxseeds in your food processor. Pulse the mix and in your oil a little at a time.

Then add in your cheese.