Dill Pesto

Dill has a strong flavor, yet it makes the utmost delicious pesto.  The dill and the Asiago cheese creates a beautiful flavor when combined.

Dill-Pesto

There are so many things you can use it on, like pasta, with some chevre cheese on crostinis, potato salad, on fish like salmon or in a sandwich.   The possibilities are endless.

Fresh-Dill-Pesto

Recipe: Approx. 1 1/2 cups

  • 2 Cups Fresh Dill Leaves
  • 3/4 Cup Raw Walnuts
  • 3/4 Cup Aged Asiago Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 – 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt or to taste

Instructions: 

Pick of the leaves, or for the most part you can grab one end of the stem and pull all the leaves off at once.

Peel the garlic, shred the cheese then measure all ingredients and add everything to a food processor or blender.

 Blend until well combined.

Health Benefits:

Dill has monoterpene which helps to protect the body from the harmful effects of free radicals, it has a positive effect on lowering blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, it also contains vitamins and dietary fibers which further help bring down the levels of bad cholesterol.  It helps to promote menstrual flow and is also beneficial for intestinal spasms, gas and indigestion.   Dill is a very good source of calcium, which is important for reducing bone loss.  It also contains four flavonoids, one being quercetin, which helps prevents inflammation.   It is a good source of manganese, iron and magnesium.

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