My husband and I wanted to make pesto pizza, but we wanted to make healthy pesto sauce, without all of the traditional oil. We combined several recipes until we came up with this winning combination.
- 2 cups packed fresh, organic basil leaves
- 1 cup packed fresh, organic spinach or parsley
- 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/4 cup water (more or less depending on desired consistency)
Blend greens, garlic, pine nuts and bread crumbs in the Vitamix on high, until smooth.
Slowly drizzle in water while machine is running to reach desired consistency.
Spread pesto on sandwiches, pizza or use as a pasta sauce.
Hint: Freeze individual portions in an ice cube tray for use later. When frozen, just pop out of the tray and keep pesto cubes in a zip lock bag in the freezer until needed.
Photo credit: Gail Lynne Goodwin