Blend of the Day: Get Pestolicious with your Vitamix!

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As if the Vitamix wasn’t amazing enough – can you believe you can make sauces in your bender? Tonight, Ill be making pesto crusted chicken with fresh broccoli, so I thought I would share. First, lets start with the pesto (the star of our post):

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups of fresh basil leaves (3 if you like the fresh taste of basil)
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of pine nuts (or walnuts)
  • 2 cloves of crushed/minced and peeled garlic
  • 1 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly grated Romano pecorini cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of butter, softened in the microwave


Directions: 

  1. Combine the basil, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic cloves, and salt in the blender and mix on high.
  2. Take breaks during the blending to scoop all the ingredients down towards the blade (you can use a rubber spatula)
  3. When the ingredients are thoroughly blended, pour it in a bowl with the cheeses and mix thoroughly.
  4. Finally, beat in the butter.

For pasta: When eating the pesto with pasta, do not fully drain the pasta (leave about a tablespoon of boiling water) then add mix in the pesto (makes for a creamier taste).

For chicken:  Cube skinless, boneless chicken breasts. Thoroughly coat the chicken in the pesto sauce (let it marinate for at least 10 minutes – the longer you marinate, the better it tastes) and then fry it on a pan (you can also bake it for a healthier meal). Spoon more pesto (not the pesto used for the raw chicken) depending on preference.

Happy Blending! 🙂

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