Today’s guest blogger, Amanda, a busy mother of 2 loves to cook and entertain incorporating staples from the anti inflammatory kitchen. Today, she shares a slimmed down and nutritionally richer version of Classic Pesto, incorporating the anti aging all star, Watercress.
Anti Aging Recipe: Watercress Pesto
I love the peppery bite the Watercress gives in this Pesto recipe and it is so easy to make- literally 3 steps! Don’t forget that when purchasing Olive Oil, that Dr. Perricone recommends using Spanish varieties as they tend to have higher levels of a powerful antioxidant, Hydroxytyrosol.
- 2 cups Watercress
- 1 ½ cups Basil
- 1cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Dr. Perricone recommends Spanish Olive Oil)
- ¾ cups Parmesan cheese
- 2 oz. Pine Nuts
- 2 TBS Lemon Juice
- 2 TBS White Cooking Wine
- 3 TBS Vegetable Broth
- 1 Clove Garlic
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Pepper
- Combine the watercress, basil, cheese, garlic and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped
- Add the liquid ingredients until fully incorporated and smooth.
- Season with salt and pepper.
You can use this pesto as a marinade, a dipping sauce or spread. Enjoy!
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