Basil Cilantro Pesto

Here is another quick and easy recipe perfect for summer nights when you don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. Everything just goes in the blender and the outcome is a delicious, fresh, healthy pesto without any cheese.

Ingredients:
1 lb brown rice pasta

4 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves (I don’t worry too much about exact measurements here. It’s always good!)
1 bunch of cilantro
2/3 cup almonds
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup lemon juice (I use the stuff in a bottle)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4-1/2 cup water
1 tsp salt

Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package.
Place all the ingredients for the pesto in a blender or food processor. Blend! If it’s too thick to blend add a little more water.

Look at all those veggies!

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Transformed into deliciousness!

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