Pine Nut & Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pasta
I love quick healthy recipes and this one takes under 15 minutes to make! Pine Nut & Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pasta is the perfect dinner to throw together after a long day at work and is just as nice to take to work the next day. The infusion of coriander with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice makes this recipe fresh and zesty.
Can’t do coriander? Don’t panic… just switch it for basil…
Originating in Italy of course, this pesto recipe is a modern twist on the Italian classic of basil, pine nuts, olive oil and parmesan. This recipe is free from dairy and the pasta can, of course, be either gluten-free or not – depending on your preferences.
Pine Nut & Pumpkin Pesto Pasta – Key Nutrients
Pine Nuts & Pumpkin Seeds
- Both are a really good source of magnesium, the nutrient essential for nervous system function (think sleep, relaxation etc.).
- Both are a good source of anti-inflammatory omega 6 fatty acids!
- Coriander is really useful for digestive health and can help to reduce abdominal discomfort associated with IBS.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
- Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, EVOO is known to help reduce inflammation in the body and help protect against heart disease.
Amy Savage is a qualified Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine and is available for consultations online and in Sydney CBD. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.