Lemon Arugula Pesto with Macadamias

Before I start my post…I just need to share some very exciting news for my FODMAP peeps.  A new app is coming soon from the Monash team that will help you identify which foods are high, moderate and low in FODMAP.  How exciting is that???  I am beyond excited.  Here is a short article about the app if you are interested, click here! The app is due out mid November!

And here is my post 🙂

I do love nuts and seeds.  And ya know what?  They are good for you.

Nuts and seeds vary in micronutrients but many are a great source of zinc, magnesium, manganese, B Vitamins and  iron too.

Today’s nut of choice:  Macadamias

I am also a HUGE fan of arugula.  Arugula is often used like lettuce in a salad but it actually is an herb and one of the few plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids, a healthy anti-inflammatory fat.

I decided I would try to whip up my own version of pesto adding in some of my favorites….basil, arugula, lemon and macadamias.  I also added some Parmesan cheese and a hint of garlic.  (Don’t worry FODMAPers you can use garlic infused oil)

This pesto is so versatile.  I used it as a salad dressing….wicked yummy.

But you could use it in a sandwich, as a spread on a pizza, as a marinade on your chicken.  Really, the options are endless.

Here’s my salad dressed with this delish Lemon Arugula Pesto with Macadamias

I made up a big batch so I can freeze some to use later and also packaged up a small container to give to my friend Sara.  Homemade treats make great gifts. I love sharing my creations. 🙂

And….I love this pesto!

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