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Homemade Basil Pesto in the making

Welcome to Jen’s Cooking Channel On Ayurveda Yoga Africa! Today we're making Basil Pesto!



Benefits to making pesto at home


The ingredients used in pesto have great health benefits! Garlic is said to help combat flu/sickness, and can help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Basil is a natural anti inflammatory, and is said to help fight depression. Pine nuts are high in vitamin k and are known to contribute towards healthy bone strength. Overall, pesto is good for the body!


How to make basil pesto


Add the following ingredients to a food processor:

  • Basil pruned from 3 house plants / bought at the store / local grocer

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • 2 cups of Grana Padano or a similar hard cheese like Parmesan

  • 1 1/2 cups of pine nuts

  • a sprinkle of salt

  • a pinch of pepper

  • enough olive oil to make a liquid base for blending

Blend all together and eat over pasta, on bread, straight out the jar, or any way you enjoy best!