This Rosemary Gorgonzola Pesto is an earthy, bright and fragrant pesto! The combination of rosemary and gorgonzola is simply outstanding. You really don’t taste the individual flavors of the rosemary or gorgonzola yet a new flavor all its own. Serve it with a nice loaf of bread or experiment with it and try adding it to a soup or salad dressing.
Rosemary has an intoxicating aroma and it can be very uplifting to your mood. The herb makes a wonderful tea by simply adding a fresh sprig into a pot of filtered water and then bring it to a boil. Rosemary can also help with better concentration and the ease of aches and pains. It is perfect before a yoga routine or workout.
This pesto works really well with a light red wine like a Pinot Noir or Tempranillo. It’s also wonderful with a sparkling wine such as a Cava.
Approx. 1 Cup
- 1/3 Cup Fresh Rosemary Leaves
- 3/4 Cup Raw Walnuts
- 1/4 Cup Gorgonzola Cheese
- 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil – or to taste
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt – or to taste
Remove the leaves off of the rosemary stems and add to a food processor or blender. Measure everything else and add to the rosemary, then puree until really smooth.
Make sure to scrape the sides down at least once.
Rosemary is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants that stimulate the immune system and is good for your brain. It contains carnosic acid that can significantly promote eye health and fight off free radical damage in the brain and helps protect the brain from stroke and neurodegeneration conditions like Alzheimer’s. It also helps with normal aging on the brain by enhancing memory and concentration. Rosemary has anti-inflammatory compounds that help to reduce asthma attacks and is rich in dietary fiber, which improves the digestion. It is super high in vitamin A and for optimal vision, you need just a few leaves a day to almost meet the requirement. It blocks estrogen which helps prevent breast cancer and it helps with liver function.
*It may interfere with some medications like Lithium, diuretics, diabetes medication, high blood pressure and blood-thinning medications.
*If you are pregnant or breastfeeding avoid large quantities.