gluten free snacks

Sun dried tomato pesto

November 29, 2013

People always seem to love this pesto and it’s so easy plus it’s gluten, dairy and refined sugar free!



¾ cup of sundried tomatoes
½ cup of pine nuts
2 garlic cloves, chopped
Bunch of herbs
¼ cup of olive oil (or ½ cup if you don’t use Bestow Beauty Oil)
¼ cup of Bestow Beauty Oil (optional)
1 tablespoon of fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place all ingredients except the olive oil into the blender, scraping down sides occasionally, until almost smooth. With motor running, add oil in a steady stream. Blend and serve.

Tomatoes are full of beta–carotene, a phytochemical that helps protect your skin against sun damage.  The lycopene it contains, while helping protect us from prostate, lung and stomach cancers, also makes skin less likely to get sunburnt.  One study showed an average of 40% less redness after being exposed to the sun.  Another study of 40–50 year olds showed that those with high skin lycopene levels had smoother skin and less wrinkles!


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