Pumpkin Seed Pesto with Kale

Pumpkin Seed Pesto with Kale

I’ve been craving this pesto lately as the seasons are changing and I’ve been thinking about gently cleansing.  Pumpkin seed pesto is delicious served on black bean pasta, quinoa pasta and vegetable varieties like spaghetti squash or zucchini.  It can also be used as a spread or accompaniment to season your favorite recipes from salmon to egg burritos.

Pumpkin seeds are a good source of omega fatty acids and zinc, both essential for conception, hormone balance, sperm production and proper immune function. Garlic and basil vitalize the energy flow to alleviate PMS, blood clotting, fibroids, and release stuck emotions.  And it’s delicious!!

Yields: 1 1/2 cup pesto

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh basil

1 cup kale

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

3 garlic cloves, finely minced

Juice of 1/2 a fresh lemon

Optional: For a creamier texture, add 1/2 avocado, peeled and cored

Optional: add 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese

Blend ingredients in food processor, using lemon juice to achieve desired consistency.  Delicious on gluten free pizzas and brown rice pasta!

Recipe from Cooking for Fertility

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