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Homemade pesto sauces lend a bright note to pastas, salads, omelets, and more.
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Homemade pesto sauces lend a bright note to pastas, salads, omelets, and more

Bursting with fresh garden herbs and greens, pesto is not only full of antioxidants, but it also gives simple dishes instantly elevated flavor. These peppery, savory selections are sure to liven up your springtime menus.

Pesto Cheat Sheet

Want to experiment with different pesto combinations? Mix and match ingredients from these columns using the Tried-and-True Basil Pesto recipe.

Pesto Cheat Sheet table

Homemade Pesto Recipes

Did You Know?

Flavonoids in basil have been shown to protect cells and chromosomes from free-radical damage.

Studies show that sage extract improved memory in young, healthy adults.

A Little Goes a Long Way

Stir a tablespoon or two of pesto into the following:

  • Beans
  • Cooked rice or grains
  • Fresh goat cheese
  • Omelets and frittatas
  • Prepared soup
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Salad dressings



Poached Salmon with Green Herb Sauce

Salmon is rich in omega-3 fats that reduce inflammation. It's also high in protein, which helps the body complete the Phase 2 aspect of detoxification. The sauce makes ample use of summer's cooling green herbs.


Great Greens

Greens aren't just good for your health-they're great. Green drinks, particularly, contain a healthy mix of nutrient-filled algae and grasses that offer detoxifying and alkalizing amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants