Homemade Spinach & Basil Pesto Sauce and Veggie Pizza

Never buy store bought pesto again! Pesto sauce is so easy to make!

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Yes way! I always make my own, but always add spinach to the recipe (rich in antioxidants, spinach is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium). All you need are the following ingredients below:

  • 1 1/2 cups Spinach
  • 1 cup fresh basil 
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup of nuts (of your choice, I always get mixed nuts and roast them)
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • dash of salt & pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • cloves of garlic peeled and sliced (I usually put about 3 -4 cloves)

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

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I never buy store bought pesto! This recipe is so easy to make literally takes me about 5 minutes to make every time.  It also tastes so much better to have fresh pesto than store bought.  I of course use pesto sauce to incorporate in my cooking.  I use it for my zucchini noodles, to marinate my seafood if I’m grilling or baking and to make homemade pizza.  I love veggie pizza so I made my own.

  1. Whole wheat flatbread
  2. homemade spinach & basil pesto sauce
  3. tomato & basil feta cheese
  4. sliced roma tomatoes
  5. sliced black olives
  6. fresh spinach
  7. artichoke hearts

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