Garden Fresh Pesto

Time for garden fresh pesto now that summer is still here. Pesto can be eaten with eggs or on sandwiches or with pita chips, so many options!


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Author: Michelle Hanson

Michelle Hanson, MA, RD, LD is Fresh & Natural Food’s Registered Dietitian. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics with a minor in Community Health from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is a registered dietitian and current member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Michelle has been a nutrition consultant for numerous years as well as a nutrition research director at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Michelle is passionate about food and nutrition and believes in helping people find simple, realistic ways to make healthy eating a part of their everyday lifestyle.
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  1. Put all of the ingredients except for the salt into a food processor and seal the processor with the lid.
  2. Blend the pesto mixture until the consistency is smooth.
  3. Taste the pesto and add a small of amount of salt (start with 1/4 tsp) to desired saltiness level.



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