This earthy, nutty sauce is a great accompaniment to protein or vegetable dishes in the colder winter months. Made with good-for-you fats from extra virgin olive oil and heart-healthy almonds, a little bit goes a long way when serving up a winter entree.
I decided to bring fresh herbs basil and rosemary together in this classic sauce originating from Northern Italy. I especially love the earthiness that rosemary brings. Let me know if you give this a try, tag #nutritionbymia and @nutritionbymia on insta!
Basil: Vitamin K is a standout in this leafy green. Beyond blood clotting, vitamin K is recognized for its role in maintaining bone health and keeping arteries free from calcification. K2 from fermented and animal-based foods is primarily regarded for these effects but K1 from plant-based foods need not be discounted.
Rosemary: A sprig of rosemary goes a long way. I love its pine-like fragrance that adds dimension to protein dishes like chicken or pork and especially to a fish and nutty pesto. Historically, rosemary has been used for strengthening memory.[yumprint-recipe id=’114′]Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with my recipes, nutrition tips, entertaining ideas and collaborations!