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Detox Pesto

Creating delicious, healthy recipes is much easier when you're armed with a few secret ingredients. One such ingredient is pesto*. So if you are wanting to transform a dish, this detox pesto is a great recipe to keep handy.

Using all powerful detoxifiers (coriander, rocket and garlic) makes this detox pesto mix a must. It is also full of nutrients to support your liver and assist your body to remove harmful chemicals and heavy metals which are all too common in our air, food and water today. Also coriander is great for removing mercury and heavy metals from our system and also so garlic is a powerful antioxidant and immune stimulant.

Here is how you can make this healthy detox pesto:



1/2 bunch coriander

1 cup rocket

2 cloves garlic crushed

1/3 cup cashews, walnuts or almonds dry toasted in a frypan

1/3 cup olive oil

1 tbsp tamari or 1 tbsp nutritional yeast or 1/3 cup parmesan cheese or goats (Choose 1 of these)

1 tsp celtic or Himalayan sea salt

Ground black pepper to taste


    1. Wash coriander and rocket and place coriander, rocket, garlic, olive oil, salt and half the nuts in a food processor and blend for 30 seconds..

    2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again until a smooth consistency is reached

Note: It can be stored in the fridge for 7 to 10 days. 


 This Detox Pesto has many culinary uses and benefits, with its bright flavors, colour, and aroma. Just a small spoonful can transform a dish, impart a new flavor, and encourage picky eaters to try new foods. It can be used as a spread on bread or crackers or added to pasta, quinoa, rice dishes or steamed vegetables. It can also be spread on fish or chicken and grilled or barbequed

If you enjoyed this Detox Pesto, check out my collection of healthy main meal recipes.


* Pesto has roots in Genoa, Italy — the Italian word “pesto” means “to pound or crush. It is a generic term for any uncooked sauce made by crushing or grinding ingredients into a paste.