Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pesto Sauce

The greens used in this sauce are nutritionally very rich , they provide very many health benefits to us. Some of the health benefits are .... They are a storehouse of polynutrients that possess disease prevention properties. Fresh mustard greens leaves are rich in folic acid, which is a water soluble vitamin and plays a very important role in DNA synthesis .They are a rich source of several vital anti-oxidants,essential minerals and carotenes, which build up the body immunity system.
They are ranked in one of the highest positions among the greens which contain a good amount of Vitamin k.They are a good source of vitamin A, which is an essential nutrient hat maintains healthy mucus membranes and good skin in the individuals.Its storehouse of vitamin C, which are natural Anti-oxidants. Vitamin C protects the body against viral infections and radical injuries.
Finally the sauce can be spread on bread, roti or even used as dips . Or simply use it to make delicious pasta. 

1/2 kg kale leaves (substitute- mustard greens)
handful cilantro leaves
1 medium bowl basil leaves
1/4 cup walnuts
handful of soaked almonds
1 tbsp Garlic chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
2 green chilies(optional)
Salt as per taste
1/4 tsp crushed black pepper 

Wash the Greens, clean and Pat dry 
                        (Steam the greens-optional)    
Chop the nuts
Grind all ingredients to a coarse paste if you are using the pesto mixture for making pasta. 
If using for other purposes grind finely adding more oil if needed for desired consistency.
Use fresh or store in refrigerator up to 4 days. :)

1 comment:

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