This pesto dressing is inspired by Alyse from the Raw Alignment – one super strong and healthy young woman who eat mostly raw and create some very good food combinations. I need to say, when I started to make rich flavorful sauces to my salads, they have never been the same since then! This dressing is by the way is our favorite for now, so make sure to try this on top of your plain green salad along with some cherry tomatoes and you will be shocked!
The original Pesto recipe contain 5 main ingredients which are fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and parmesan cheese. The Parmesan creates the body of sauce and help ingredients to stay together, creating a united taste and flavor. Also it brings salt from the cheese into the final sauce. In the recipe that you will find down below there are 6 ingredients, 4 of them haven’t changed and two others are fresh zucchini and salt. Zuccini will make a parmesan’s job and hold the sauce together, also bringing a smooth texture and making the sauce lighter in fats overall. Salt as usual will boost the tastes of all ingredients.
50g of fresh basil leaves
4 garlic cloves
100g of pine nuts
30ml of cold pressed olive oil
2tsp of salt
150g of fresh zucchini
Pulse all the ingredients in a food processor until well combined.
This sauce you can use also on bruscettas, fresh pasta or baked potatoes, but this is not a raw story anymore!