easy chili lime cashew pesto recipe

Not only is Weichen’s chili lime pesto recipe delicious, it’s nutritionist approved! Check out all the reasons our in-house nutritionist Jess loves the idea of creating pesto with cashews.

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Good source of magnesium:

The third most abundant mineral found in cashews is magnesium which is required by the body for a whole host of reactions, in fact over 300 essential metabolism reactions require magnesium to successfully function! We need magnesium to break down carbohydrates and fats and produce ATP (our body’s energy currency) within the body. It also plays a structural role in our bones, cell membranes and chromosomes, so our very DNA is dependent on this vital mineral.” -Jess, graze nutritionist

Source of good fats:

The fats that are contained in cashews are well worth a mention. Approximately 82% of the fat found in cashews comes from unsaturated fatty acids and 66% of this unsaturated fatty acid content are heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, similar to those found in olive oil which we know through lots of studies has positive benefits for our health.” -Jess, graze nutritionist

ingredients

  • 1 snack pack graze chili lime cashews
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp grated aged cheddar
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 splash lemon
  • 1 dash cracked pepper & sea salt

instructions

Blend the chili lime cashews, basil, cheese and olive oil in a food processor until smooth.

Add the fresh lemon juice in and blend for another 20 seconds.

Finish with sea salt and pepper.

Enjoy as a dip or pasta sauce!

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