I’ve recently submitted my second article to Earth911 (insert happy dance) which is so exciting for me. You can read the first article I wrote for them at http://earth911.com/living-well-being/recycling-tips-home/. I’m also still writing for Recycle Nation and feel extremely blessed that I’m able to do what I love while helping people and the environment.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know this next article includes a pesto sauce recipe. I’ve had a number of requests for the recipe so here’s my recipe for a pesto sauce you can put on pasta, spread on a sandwich or toss into your salad.
My Green Side’s Pesto for Pasta recipe:
(this recipe makes approximately 2 cups of pesto, enough for at least 1 pound of pasta)
- 3 tablespoon pine nuts (or walnuts)
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil (divided)
- 3 cups of fresh organic basil leaves
- 1 small garlic clove
- 1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
Wash your basil leaves in cold water. Put nuts, salt and ½ cup of olive oil into your blender. Blend and then add your basil leaves, garlic and the rest of your olive oil. Blend. Add your cheese and blend until your mixture is at your desired consistency. Taste and add additional salt and cheese if necessary.
Mix into your favorite prepared pasta for a quick, healthy and yummy meal. Enjoy!