Somewhere very the top of the list of foods I’m obsessed with lands pesto. It’s quick and easy to make (clean-up is another story), always delicious, and it goes well with almost everything! This pesto is one of my few recipes that lacks any sort of measurement. I just throw and drizzle and shake things in until I get the consistency and taste I’m looking for… Which can be super fun! This particular day I was craving raw, crunchy, fresh veggies, but there are so many ways that you can play around with this recipe.
Basil (I use the entire container from Trader Joes)
Spinach, 2 handfuls
1 clove garlic
Red pepper flakes, generous shake (optional)
Olive Oil (lots of it!)
- Add all ingredients to food processor and blend. Add oil to get desired consistency. Add ingredients to taste. VOILA!
** Parm is always great in pesto, for my non-vegans 🙂
2 zucchini, spiralized
1 carrot, chopped
1 red or yellow bell pepper, chopped
Handful of cherry tomatoes, chopped
- Place spinach in the bottom of a large bowl. Add all ingredients, including pesto sauce. Toss well. Add as much pesto sauce as needed to coat everything well. Seeds and nuts make really good add-ins.
- Serve and enjoy!
** TIP: place spiralized zoodles in a coliander and sprinkle with sea salt. Let sit for 10-15 minutes, squeeze well with a towel to get rid of any excess water. It will make your finished product less watery!
So simple and so many ways to get creative here! I hope you enjoy!!
Cheers to clean eating!