This is a 3 in one Basil coriander parsley pesto for all pesto lovers. “One for all and all for one” you must have heard these somewhere, right? Once after a retreat, we had an excess of coriander, basil, and parsley ( salsa) leftover, you guess it. So I transform it all into pesto! You can keep it in the fridge for weeks and months with the right combination of ingredients.
Once, we made coriander pesto to sell at the supermarket to fund the school. Everyone who tasted the pesto approved of the taste and quality. We gave some to friends what was leftover, and several jars were kept at our center in the refrigerator. After returning from my tour to visit the center, no one had opened the jar of pesto for a whole year and a half! When we opened the jar of pesto for lunch, we were surprised at how well the pesto had kept. The flavors, bright green color, consistency, and texture of pesto remain intact for one year and a half in the refrigerator was impeccable!
This recipe is made from fresh basil leaves, fresh coriander leaves, fresh parsley leaves, roasted cashew nuts or pine nuts, fresh lemon juice, raw honey, unrefined marine salt, olive oil, or coconut oil, making it super nutritious. The choice of pine nuts or cashew nuts is totally up to you. They are both very healthy, and while pine nuts are traditionally used in pestos, cashew nuts add a beautifully creamy and sweeter taste to the pesto.
The same applies to coconut oil and olive oil. They are healthy, with olive oil adding a more silky texture and rich and luxurious taste to the pesto, while coconut oil adds a great nutty taste. If you have been predominantly making your pestos with olive oil and pine nuts, try something new by switching to cashew nut and coconut oil.
Basil, coriander, and parsley are mineral-rich herbs that are also endowed with antioxidants. Therefore, oil content helps to naturally preserve this basil coriander parsley pesto can be produced and kept for a long time without allowing them to waste or turn bad.
Basil Coriander Parsley Pesto
Nutritional Benefits: Basil is endowed with three potent oils, namely, linalool, eugenol, and citronellol, that provide anti-inflammation benefits. It also has powerful plant compounds that support mental health by alleviating depression and anxiety, reduces chances of age-related memory loss, and boosts cognitive ability. Coriander leaves and seeds as well are very rich in vitamin K that helps your blood clot, your bone cells to repair themselves, and also reduces the risk of heart disease. Coriander leaves contain antioxidants that help fight off free radicals that have been linked to chronic illnesses. Parsley has immense health benefits such as providing antibacterial benefits, boosting bone health, anti-cancer benefits, improving heart health thanks to potent antioxidants, vitamins A, and K, carotenoids, and flavonoids.
- 9 oz/500g fresh basil leaves, washed and chopped
- 9 oz/250g fresh coriander leaves, washed and chopped
- 9 oz/250g fresh parsley leaves, washed and chopped
- 2 tbsp cashew nuts or pine nuts, roasted
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 1/2 tbsp raw honey
- 1 tsp unrefined marine salt
- 1 cup olive oil or coconut oil
Rinse and chop the fresh coriander leaves with the roots as well in small pieces and place them into a blender.
Add olive oil, honey and lemon juice, salt, and cashew nuts.
Blend into a smooth paste, stopping in between to scrape the pesto back to the bottom of the blender.
Viola! It's ready!
Adjust the taste accordingly. For example, if you want it a little hot, add in some of your favorite hot sauce, add a small piece of chili, cayenne pepper, or tabasco. I throw in green chili to kick it, and I warn them when they try it.
3.9g Saturated fat
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