Pesto is a fun way to sneak veggies into a child's diet without them ever suspecting that what they're eating is healthy. For this flavorful pesto, we use broccoli as the base and leave out the pine nuts to make it safe for kids with allergies. One cup of broccoli contains the recommended daily amount of vitamin C boosting the body's immune system and helping to fight off the common cold, and is also packed with potassium, which benefits the development of your growing tot's nervous system. With a pop of fresh basil and lots of Parmesan cheese, this dish has a mild flavor that won't have kids turning up their noses.
Traditional pesto, made with basil and pine nuts, is one of my favorite dishes of Summer, but a gal can cook outside the box, right? Pesto created with other nuts and herbs can be quite delish and often makes a great sauce not only for pasta but for grilled meat too. This recipe features mint and walnuts blended with zucchini, which works amazingly well as a thickening agent, is a new favorite of my family. Remember to file this recipe away for later in the Summer when you have a bumper crop of zucs and have already baked load upon loaf of zucchini bread.
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