Pesto can be used in countless ways – as a pizza topper, a flavor booster for proteins, stirred into noodles or baked into bread, just to name a few. It’s also fantastic for dipping your favorite homemade crackers into. Try this unique broccoli version for a nutritious, adventurous twist.
Pesto is not only great to have on hand for quick pastas, soups and sandwiches, but it's also delicious with scrambled eggs or tofu and whole-grain toast. Use it immediately, store in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze it for future enjoyment. It is a clever way to use up all your garden-fresh herbs that are in abundance right now.
This zucchini noodle pasta dish isn't only gluten-free, it's loaded with powerful vitamins and phytonutrients. Zucchini is a prime source of vitamin C that promotes cardiovascular health; it also contains lutein, a phytonutrient that's good for vision.
Bring spring to your dinner table with this garden-fresh spaghetti packed with seasonal herbs, asparagus and zucchini. If you have a shredder attachment for your food processor, save time and use it to shred the zucchini. Save the prettiest basil leaves from the bunch to sprinkle over each dish before serving.
Colorful and full of flavor, this gluten-free, grain-free “pizza” features a crust made of cauliflower, garlic, egg whites and cheese – no flour! To save time, prep and roast the butternut squash and mushrooms first.
Fragrant cilantro replaces traditional basil in our easy Clean Eating recipe for pesto sauce, which pairs beautifully with juicy pork, hearty potatoes and sweet plantains. Cilantro's sharp flavor blends well with almonds, which are lower in fat and cost than the pine nuts normally found in pesto. Just one serving of this nutrient-dense dish offers 50% and 69% of your protein and B₁ intake, respectively. Protein helps your body repair and maintain its tissues and cells, while vitamin B₁ helps turn carbs into energy.
Walnut pesto with pungent ginger and fragrant fresh basil is the hero that brings this dish together. Walnuts have the highest concentration of antioxidants among nuts, while also containing essential fatty acids, so keep them on hand and snack on them often! In this dish, spaghetti squash is a carotenoid-rich stand-in for pasta, while protein-packed shrimp is among the seafood picks with the least amount of mercury.