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Cilantro Pesto for Pizza, Pasta, and More!

dips/dressings/sauces gluten-free grain-free paleo Jan 26, 2021

We thought we’d whip up our super-easy, super-delicious, and super-nutritious version of pesto. Because we love cilantro, we thought we would put a Latin spin on an Italian favorite. This pesto is jam-packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and disease-fighting phytochemicals.

When you go to the supermarket to buy basil for your marinara sauce, cilantro for your salsa, or rosemary for your chicken, you probably do so because you know it makes it taste good. But did you also know that those herbs, and many more, do wonders for your health?

There’s a tremendous amount of research being done on herbs and centuries worth of documentation about herbal remedies to treat all sorts of medical conditions.  Here’s just a partial list of what herbs can do for your health:

  • anti-fungal
  • anti-viral
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • boost immunity
  • detox
  • ADHD
  • eczema
  • allergies
  • inflammation
  • digestion
  • beauty aids
  • boost athletic performance
  • mood disorders

Some of the best herbs can be found in your grocery store or easily grown at home. Others can be found dried, encapsulated, as aromatherapy oil, or in a liquid tincture form. But rather than go to the local health food store and blindly grab bottles off the shelf and treat yourself, it is recommended that you see a trained herbalist, doctor of Chinese medicine, homeopath, or Ayurveda specialist.

Enjoy our cilantro pesto this week! It is perfect as a spread for sandwich, a dip for veggies, a sauce for pasta or pizza, and as a filling for an omelette. Use to your heart’s content. You can always make a big batch and keep a jar in the fridge for use at a moment’s notice. it’s pretty perfect. Let us know what you use it on!

Lastly, we know you can always buy pesto at the store. But, homemade always tastes better!