Green Chilli & Basil Pesto

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Green Chilli & Basil Pesto
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Here is a way to make pesto more of a food than a garnish. We add green sweet peas and green chili. Perfect for a green power detox program and great alongside hot or cold foods. Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups of Green peas
  • 1 large bunch of basil (should make 2 cups when chopped)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 large green chilis
  • 150ml olive oil
Method: Blanch the frozen peas in boiling water for 20 seconds. Drain and add to your bowl. Finely chop the garlic and chili and add to the peas. Chop fresh basil and add to the mix. Drizzle over the olive oil and blend until smooth. Presto, you now have enough pesto (or peasto) to feed the whole family. Try it with steamed or sauteed Brussels sprouts, leeks, and asparagus. Just delicious.

Have An Endless Supply of Holy Basil

The trouble with both basil pesto and fresh basil is they are both very expensive to buy, and if you grow your own basil it’s hard to get a continuous supply because it dies off each year.

However, if you want an endless supply of basil you can try growing holy Basil, also known as Tulsi. Not only does it give you basil all year around and continue to grow year after year, but it also has great effects on the mind and nervous system, as it contains some natural cannabinoids. 

A perfect plant for your herb garden. 

Watch me make my Brain Smoothie with Holy Basil Here

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