>Basil Pistaschio Pesto

>Basil has many postivie traits. It is antibacterial; oil of basil has strong  antibacterial traits, even with antibiotic- resistant types. It has been found to be very effective in killing harmful bacterial found in produce. Next time you order salad- ask for lots of basil!!

Basil has also been shown to make platelets, a compound of red blood cells to be less “sticky” – a process that may reduce the chances of blood clots forming.

Ingredients
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup dry roasted pistachios
5 fresh cloves of garlic
1/2 teas sea salt
1 teas black pepper
4 cups fresh basil chopped

Chill all ingredients.   Combine in  a blender or food processor
Blend until smooth
Garnish with fresh who basil leaves
Serve immediately
( you can also add 1 cup parmesan cheese/vegan cheese if you like)
Enjoy
Taken in part from: 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life by Chef J. Hugh McEvoy

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