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Spinach or Arugula & Miso Pesto

This is a recipe out of Wild About Greens, Thank you Nava Atlas, it looks delish!

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Spinach or Arugula & Miso Pesto

Makes about 1 1/2 cups, enough for about 6 servings

The twist on this classic pesto recipe is the substitution of spinach or arugula for the customary basil, which, though yummy, turns brown quickly.  Miso is a salty paste of fermented soybeans (available at any natural food grocery, I get mine at Sprouts), makes a good nondairy stand-in for Parmesan cheese.

10 to 12 ounces spinach or arugula (regular or baby varieties), well rinsed

1/2 cup firmly packed fresh parsley leaves

1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts

2 T. evoo

1 to 2 T. lemon juice, to taste (drop of lemon essential oil works well too!)

2 T. white miso, more or less to taste

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Freshly ground pepper to taste

Steam the greens until just wilted.  When cool enough to handle, squeeze out as much moisture as possible.  Combine greens with the remaining ingredients in the container of a food processor.  Process until the mixture is coarsely pureed.  Use at once and refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container, where they’ll keep for 2 to 3 days.

Enjoy!

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Love Me Some Greens!!

Check out the 10 superfoods healthier than kale!

Greens

#10  Collard Greens

#9  Romaine Lettuce

#8  Parsley

#7 Leaf lettuce

#6  Chicory

#5  Spinach

#4  Beet Greens

#3  Chard

#2  Chinese Cabbage

#1  Watercress

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I had kale, chard, beet greens, parsley, and spinach, plus other goodies in my smoothie this morning!  What are your favorites?

Thank you Natural Medicine Box for sharing!

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Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing….Yum!

Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Salad Ingredients (local, fresh, organic, & non-GMO)
6 cups fresh baby spinach …
1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 avocado, diced (or you can double this to 2 avocados!)
4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola or blue cheese
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
half a small red onion, thinly sliced
poppyseed dressing (recipe below)

Poppyseed Dressing Ingredients
1/2 cup avocado oil (or any oil, such as olive oil)
3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
pinch of ground dry mustard (optional)
Himalayan salt and pepper

To Make The Salad:
Toss all ingredients together with your desired amount of dressing until combined. Serve immediately.
To Make The Poppyseed Dressing:
Whisk all ingredients together until combined.

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