Saturday, 12 January 2008

Basil Pesto

Yum, yum, furthermore: yum.

Basil Pesto

2 cups fresh organic basil leaves, stems chopped off

3 large garlic cloves

1/2 cup olive oil

juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)

1/2 teaspoon himalayan salt (or sea salt)

black pepper to taste


Throw it all in a blender.

Seriously, that's it. good.

And SUPER easy, too.

We spiralize zuchinni and stir the pesto in and WALLA

a gorgeous raw dinner!


Anonymous said...

been looking at getting a spiralizer ... use yours much?


alissa said...

there is a really interesting recipe in raw food real world for pesto that uses pistachios. it sounds strange. but it's really GOOD.

Rawkin' said...

Hi SG,
It lives under my counter, and I pull it out when I make a raw 'pasta' dish, maybe once every two or three weeks. It also works great to make 'fancy' salad fixin' curly cucumber, etc...since the one I have has 3 different blades you can slide in. So I guess it's just like any kichen 'appliance'...nice to know you can reach for it when you need it. If you are in to making 'zugetti', it's pretty much a must, as nothing in my experience makes the zuchini as 'noodly'. lol I had one model and it didn't work, so I upgraded to this model: the link doesn't work, type 'spiralizer' in the search in the top corner of this page. It works like a charm and is SO much better than the other model I got.

Rawkin' said...

Hi alissa,
Isn't it always amazing that nuts can enhance a recipe and not taste overly (or at all) like nuts? Never ceases to amaze me! :)

Goddess of Leonie said...


i am drooling just thinking about eating that!

Rawkin' said...

It is drool-worthy, G of L :)
So, by the way, was the 'amazing beet & carrot salad' you posted on the message board. Had the basil pesto with zucchini noodles for dinner yesterday and your gorgeous salad today :)


tie-dyed doula said...

Please tell me more about spiralzer??? I am so interested

Rawkin' said...

A spiralizer is a kitchen tool that will take say, a zucchini and make 'spaghetti' strands out of it. You manually crank a handle and it turns the vegetable while a blade at one end of it peels it in strips. I haven't used it for a while now, but writing about it reminds me it's time for a good raw 'pasta' dish!

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