Moringa Basil Walnut Pesto
We have been anticipating our Moringa Basil Walnut Pesto for several months now! Basil has such an amazing fresh smell; I love how it seems to sing of summertime! While our garden’s basil has yet to reach its prime, we recently picked up a fresh basil plant at the store because …here in Southern California, I had begun to observe our Moringa leaves lifting their fresh new faces to the summer sun; and I could not resist this recipe any longer.
As anticipated, our basil and Moringa leaves soon became fast friends. They blended well along with some other nourishing raw ingredients to formulate an intensely savory recipe that delights the taste and bolsters the body.
Pesto originated in Northern Italy and traditionally consisted of garlic, basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, and high quality olive oil. This classic recipe has since morphed into a variety of concoctions. Variations can include….the greens, the nut of choice, and the hard cheese desired. I have even heard “tale” of substituting the amazing avocado for olive oil! I’m sure the die-hard pesto consumer may have a case to argue that many a recipe should not fall into the pesto category; but regardless of how you refer to this recipe, all the ingredients listed are amazing God-designed nourishment to strengthen your body.
Why not support your body, and enjoy it at the same time. Be creative and adapt this recipe to your preference; if one of the ingredients we choice to include in our Moringa Basil Walnut Pesto does not appeal to you, substitute it out and make a delicious Moringa pesto all your own!
Lastly, as you may well know, there are oodles of ways to enjoy any Moringa pesto recipe…starting with your spoon! Eating Moringa pesto by the spoonful is my 6 year old’s favorite. Although, she really likes it any way it is served.
Think ….amazing homemade pizza sauce layered with mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, feta, vegetables, garlic chicken; maybe a delicious alternative tomato base pasta sauce, antipasto, spreads for crusty breads, salad dressings…
Do you have any plans for your warm weather foods? We would love to hear if you decide to whip up some Moringa Basil Toasted Walnut Pesto, how you liked it and how you used it!