Recipe: Basil Pine Nut Pesto

This is the simplest most dellcious recipe.  I prefer to make a fresh batch every time, but you can also double or triple the recipe and freeze it.  I only had 2 oz. of basil on hand, but you can always use more.  Basil is good for your skin, combating bacteria that causes pimples.  It also helps lower stress by lowering cortisol levels, which are released when you are tense.  Basil is an excellent source of iron, containing as much as spinach.  As if that wasn’t enough, it helps to detoxify the liver.  Pine nuts are loaded with manganese, a trace mineral that helps you maintain proper blood sugar levels, in addition to metabolizing carbohydrates and protein.  We love pesto on pizza, and we also use it over pasta.  So the next time you make pizza, ditch the tomato sauce and instead top it with this nutritional powerhouse!!!

Basil Pine Nut Pesto

Basil Pine Nut Pesto

Basil Pine Nut Pesto


  • 1/2 Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 Cup pine nuts
  • 2-4 oz. basil (about 2-4 handfuls)
  • 1 tsp. salt

Add ingredients to Vitamix (or other high-powered blender) in the order listed and blend on high for about 30 seconds until smooth.


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