Hiiii guys, today I have something super duper extra special for you: A 5-Minute Basil Pistachio Pesto a.k.a. magical green sauce that tastes as if little fairies had been at work in the kitchen and put some pixie dust in it to make it irresistible. It IS i-r-r-e-s-i-s-t-a-b-l-y good! Remember the Ground Pork Lettuce Wraps where I said they were most likely going to be on 1st spot in the top 10 of 2016’s recipes roundup at the end of the year? Well, those lettuce wraps just got serious competition. We’ll see what the rest of the year brings. One thing is sure as of today though, this recipe will also be in the top 10. I KNOW it!
What’s all the fuss about this 5-Minutes Basil Pistachio Pesto?
- It takes FIVE MINUTES to make. Hellooo?!? Have you ever seen a recipe like this on Green Healthy Cooking? I’m the queen of standing in the kitchen for hours and expecting exactly that from my readers as well even though my readers keep telling me they are busy and need more of the “quick & easy” section of my recipe creating side of the brain. I seem to have finally created the necessary synapses to reach those remote areas and here you go: five, fünf, cinco, cinq, cinque minutes! Of course you need to prepare something else to smother that pesto in but let’s just assume for now that you already have something in your fridge, ok?
- It has basil in it and besides its extraordinary smell and delicious taste, the health benefits of basil are too many to write down in this blog post. How about that for a food? Please, if you have the time, read this article to find out what an amazing super food this herb is.
- Pistachios are the best tasting nuts on the planet…hands down! And in addition, they are not only high in protein and potassium but also have a high amount of Vitamin B6 which is needed for the production of red blood cells, to metabolize carbohydrates, and to keep your brain and nervous system healthy. For more info on vitamin B6, check out this article.
- It is pesto! Who doesn’t love pesto? If you write “I don’t” in the comments I will have to put you on my “friend who is completely insane and has no idea what good food is”-list. Yes, I have a list like that, no kidding ;P
It is 12:16 am right now and I’m writing this with my eyes half closed. I’m super tired. I don’t really like writing posts in the evening. I always leave that for first thing in the morning but tomorrow there will be NO SCHOOL!!! Ahhhh! My kids’ school is holding parent-teacher interviews and obviously they can’t be taking care of kids and talk to all parents at the same time so tomorrow morning there will definitely be NO time to write a post and you know you can count on me 99.9% of the times. I would never leave your lovely Fridays recipe free. I love you my readers, every single one of you, and I just can’t get myself to fail you ;) I need to go to bed now though, so I will call this a wrap and I’ll talk to you on Monday with an out of this world Creamy Parmesan Polenta with Grilled Vegetables recipe including a huge dollop of 5-Minutes Basil Pistachio Pesto of course. Night night!
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