Sunday, February 19, 2012
raw vegetable stack with almond and basil pesto
raw vegetable stack with basil pesto
When I start to see basil around and smell the beautiful scent of the herb I always know that the summer is here. Even though it hasn't been so hot in melbourne this year there was plenty time to use them.
Like many herbs basil has medicinal effects. It has been used as a digestive aid, for a treatment of headaches. It is also shown to contain flavonoids that can protect cell structures as well as chromosomes from radiation and free radical damage.
Making pesto is easy and any nuts, seasonings can be used to vary flavours etc.
this time I have made it with...
raw almond and basil pesto
2 clove of garlic
1/2 cup activated then dehydrated almond
1 large bunch basil, chopped and stems removed
2 tsp celtic salt
1 table spoon extra virgin olive oil
1 table spoon lemon juice