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Roasted red pepper pesto

Serves 12

Tip: Traditional pesto is made with basil and pine nuts, but you can experiment with many variations. This one's a winner!

  1. Place 4 whole red bell peppers on direct heat.
  2. Turn peppers as outer skin blackens.
  3. Cover and steam 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Peel cooled peppers.
  5. Add 4 roasted red bell peppers.
  6. Add 3 cups fresh basil leaves.
  7. Add 3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds.
  8. Add 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese.
  9. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  10. Add 1 teaspoon garlic.
  11. Add 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.

Created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

March 17, 2018