Lunchbox Friendly Pesto
I simply adore pesto for it’s punchy flavour, versatility and it’s wealth of nutrients. It’s a great one for the lunchbox too!
Here are the favourite ways we enjoy it…
- Serve with vegetable crudités and Mountain Bread Chips
- Spoon over steamed green vegetables, fritters, chicken or fish
- Use as a dressing on salad
- Stir through pasta with some sustainable tuna and olives
- Spread on some sourdough with some feta, tomato and rocket
- Fold through scrambled eggs
- Serve on baked potato
If you’re looking for more recipe inspiration, take a look at my lunchbox recipe ebook, Easy Wholefood Lunchboxes.
It’s packed with 40 delicious nut-free, refined sugar free sweet and savoury recipes which have all been kid-tested and approved!
Many of the ingredients in this recipe can be sourced from my one-stop-favourite, organic wholefoods online store, The Wholefood Collective. They go to great lengths to ensure everything they source is amazing quality, they stock all my favorite products and I don’t even have to leave the house! Oh and the cherry on the cake is they donate profits to improve food security for vulnerable Aussies.
Here are some of the ingredients you’ll need:
Lunch-box Friendly Pesto
- 4-5 healthy bunches of basil or a mix of greens coriander, parsley, baby spinach or rocket
- 1/2 cup pine nuts or pepitas
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
- 1 garlic clove
- Good squeeze of lemon
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4-1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Put all the ingredients except olive oil in food processor or thermomix and blend to form a paste. Add olive oil and blend to preferred consistency.
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And remember, if you haven’t already, grab your copy of Easy Wholefood Lunchboxes here.
Here are is another dip recipe for you to enjoy, Roast Pumpkin Dip and a round up of some of my favourite dips here.