Pesto’s tasty combo of basil, pine nuts, garlic and parmesan will make your day!
There’s something special about the mouth-watering combination of fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, parmesan and a generous slurp of extra-virgin olive oil. It really is the flavour that transports you to Italy.
Here at HFG, we think there’s more to love about pesto than its delicious taste. In fact, pesto is brimming with nutritional benefits. It has heart-healthy fats thanks to the nuts and olive oil, plus all-important cancer-protective antioxidants found in basil and garlic.
Sure, you could try pesto with an Instagram-worthy hipster twist (like kale and walnut or pea and rocket), but we’re pretty sold on the original version.
However, pesto does exist beyond just pasta, and pairs beautifully with a range of ingredients for any time of day. Behold, our top three healthy ways to enjoy a delicious dollop of pesto:
1 STIR IT through scrambled eggs with a side of sautéed spinach and mushrooms for breakfast.
2 DRIZZLE IT over ricotta and cherry tomatoes on grainy toast for a vegetarian lunch.
3 SWIRL IT into one of your favourite risottos or hearty vegie soups for dinner.