Fresh Garden Herb Pesto
I love having a garden this summer. In fact I had an entire section just for herbs. Typically I use herbs in cooking or sometimes I will add them to my iced tea. I made this pesto with a few different types of herbs and it came out great. Traditional pesto is made from solely basil but I like to change up the flavors and experiment. Spinach or kale makes a great addition, as well as lemon balm. I think cilantro or parsley would also add great flavor. Use garlic and lemon, and instead of parmesan cheese I substituted walnuts which makes it creamy. Try it out on chicken or pasta for an excellent flavor booster.
Tip: The olive oil and garlic give it flavor, feel free to add a little more if it seems not a smooth enough texture.
Healthy tip: Lemon balm is an herb that is a natural calming "anxiolytic". You can use it in a tea or in cooking to help you relax, and even get to sleep easier.