- 1 cup of greens (traditionally basil, but try using greens such as arugula, kale, spinach or even mustard)
- 1 clove of garlic
- 3 Tbsp. walnuts (nut allergy? Try using sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds or skip them)
- ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- 1-2 Tbsp. of water or lemon juice as needed
- Combine greens, garlic and walnut in a blender or food processor and pulse to combine. Slowly drizzle olive oil and continue to pulse. Scrape down sides and blend until smooth.
- Add pesto to hot pasta and serve immediately. Pesto can also be frozen in our So Easy Freezer Trays to make convenient, pre-portioned cubes that can be dropped into hot pasta.
- Although perfect on paper, greens aren’t always tops in toddler food choices. Here are some ways to help the introduction go a bit smoother.
- Set a good example by eating your greens.
- Make it fun! Chop down broccoli trees, help those dinosaurs eat more leaves and be sure to remind them of the super strength they get from eating these super foods.
- Be patient and don’t forget the Ten Times Rule.
- Want to add more variety with your salads, check out our article on salads greens complete with recipes for homemade dressings here.