Creamy Pesto Dressing

Serves 4

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

Amadea Morningstar

Amadea Morningstar is the author of The Ayurvedic Cookbook, Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners, and The Ayurvedic Guide to Polarity Therapy. For more information, visit  

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