Super Clean Pesto Recipe
Michael and I have used this pesto when we want to detox our systems. The cilantro and parsley combined can help draw heavy metals and toxins out of the tissues, and stimulate the kidneys to release them. Best of all, it is a tasty addition to whole grain pastas, steamed veggies, and brown rice dishes.
Place in Vita-mix or blender:
1/4 bunch parsley
1/2 bunch cilantro or 2 drops cilantro essential oil
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon Aleppo pepper from Penzey’s
1/8 teaspoon natural sea salt
1/4 c. pine nuts
1/4 cup cold-pressed olive oil
2 drops basil essential oil
(Add a small amount of water only if it is too thick when blended)
Grind on a very low speed, pulsing to mix. Pesto should be a little chunky when done. Covers at least 2 servings of cooked or raw vegetables.
Place this pesto over cooked zucchini noodles for a lovely vegan dinner! It is also good on potatoes, rice dishes, and grain pastas.
Always use only high quality pure essential oils for cooking.