Summer calls for fresh raw salads, which means I’m breaking out my pesto dressing! It’s a crowd pleaser— you won’t find a single leaf untouched. Not only is the flavor a winner, pesto is nutrient dense. It contains basil, an anti-inflammatory herb from the mint family. Basil includes antioxidant dense essential oils to protect the liver, and support the overall immune system
. It is also an antimicrobial for all of you struggling with candida or gut dysbiosis
- 1 lemon, squeezed
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 1 cup of packed basil
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Place ingredients in a food processor and blend. Dress salads or enjoy over white fish or chicken!
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