Pesto isn’t just for pasta anymore. Try this delicious pesto on top of vegetables and proteins such as grilled chicken or shrimp. Skipping pasta? Pair this pesto with spaghetti squash – low fat, low carb and delicious! Pesto is a fan fave when it comes to sauces. This pesto uses pistachios instead of pine nuts for a twist! Its pure flavor, plus the flaxseed, gives the pesto an omega-3 boost to keep your mind sharp.
Makes 1 cup, or 8 servings (Serving size 2 tbsp)
1 cup packed basil leaves and tender stems, well washed and dried
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup unsalted shelled pistachios
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
Purée all ingredients in a food processor and serve as you like. Serve over pasta or fish, or even as a crostini topping. Get creative!