A Simple Twist on Basic Basil Pesto

Basic Basil Pesto

Ever wanted to make some yummy pesto but didn’t have basil or it wasn’t in season? ย Well, here’s the solution…….Basil Essential Oil! This is why we LOVE keeping essential oils on hand! ย They are so versatile! Here is a simple “hack” when you are craving pesto and don’t have any basil ๐Ÿ™‚


2 cups spinach

1 drop doTerra basil essential oil

zest and juice of one lemon

1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds

1/4 cup of nutritional yeast or Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup olive oil

2 cloves of grated or chopped garlic

salt and pepper to taste (roughly 1/4 tsp of each)


Blend everything in food processor until creamy!

*ย if you have fresh basil on hand, you can use 2 cups of that in place of the spinach and basil oil

Recipe from aNaturalShift.com

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