Purple Basil Parsley Pesto

If you do not have access to Thai Basil, you can certainly use traditional Basil.  This flavor punch nutrient dense spread is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.  My kids devour it in all it's greeny goodness!  Enjoy!

1 Bunch Purple Basil (Thai Basil)
3 Sprigs Curly Parsley
1 Fresh Garlic Cloves
1/4 Cup Raw Whole Cashews
Juice and zest of 1 Meyer Lemon
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
Salt and Pepper

Begin by thoroughly washing, drying and destemming basil and parsley.  Add to food processor along with all other ingredients (EXCEPT Olive Oil) and turn on machine.  Drizzle in oil while machine is running.  Puree until desired consistency is reached, scraping down sides as needed.  Taste test for seasoning levels.  Serve immediately on top of steamed veggies, pasta and more!

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