Creamy Pesto Dressing
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Good for all seasons, most appropriate when fresh basil is in season. Sattvic, neutral for all doshas with salad.
1. Grind in a blender until fine:
1⁄4 c. raw walnuts or pine nuts
2. Add and blend together with the nuts until smooth:
1 c. fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 small clove garlic (optional, rajasic)
1⁄4 c. fresh lemon juice
1⁄4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
1⁄4–3⁄8 c. pure water
3. Dress, just before serving, or serve the dressing on the side of:
3 c. fresh baby mixed greens
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Amadea Morningstar is the author of The Ayurvedic Cookbook, Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners, and The Ayurvedic Guide to Polarity Therapy. For more information, visit www.AyurvedaPolarityYoga.com.