Chia Basil Pesto (single serving) – this nut-free pesto is the perfect compliment to simple roasted chicken or an appetizer plate! It’s also whole 30 compliant, paleo-friendly & vegan.
I can’t believe it’s mid-January already, an initial chunk of 2019 is gone! It’s funny how in winter we wish it was summer and in summer we wish for winter, or is that just me?
January motivation: One day is 0.27% of the year. One day individually doesn’t make a difference but eventually the days add up. Therefore, it’s not about the choices made in one day, it’s about choices made day after day.
Anyways, back to the light stuff, a few other ideas for this pesto include pairing with:
- Scrambled or over-easy eggs
- Zoodles (or pasta!)
- Meatballs, mix in with some ground turkey
- Shrimp skewers
Regardless of winter or summer, this deliciousness is the way to go! This recipe makes a small portion that is perfect for one, so feel free to double or triple the recipe for a large group! If you make this Chia Basil Pesto or anything else from Pearls and Sneakers, let me know! You can tag me on instagram @pearlsandsneakersblog or send me an email – enjoy!
This nut-free Chia Basil Pesto is the perfect compliment to simple roasted chicken or an appetizer plate! It’s also whole 30 compliant, paleo-friendly & vegan. Single serving recipe, double or triple for a larger group!
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil [EVOO]
- mini toast, for serving [optional]
Combine basil, chia, lemon, garlic, salt and pepper in food processor. With the processor on, pour in EVOO and pulse until smooth. Serve & enjoy!!
Pro tip: When ready to serve, dollop ricotta on top of pesto and put under the broiler for 4-5 minutes.