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
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.