Garden Sliders with Basil Pesto Recipe (Vegan, GF, SF)


Today's recipe is inspired by the idea of helping you incorporate fresh herbs into your meals. Herbs can be made to be super tasty and satisfying! These grounding, nutrient-packed garden sliders are topped with a delicious pesto made from fresh basil. The combination tastes so good that you would never know there's an herb hiding in here!

Basil is a powerful natural antibiotic that is wonderful for anyone on a healing protocol for recovering from chronic illness. Basil is especially helpful for the digestive system, helping alleviate gas, cramping, and nausea. It also relaxes the muscles and supports heart health.

Garden sliders make for the perfect lunch, dinner, or snack throughout the day. They are an extremely filling way to get a bunch of delicious, fresh plant foods in, with the addition of basil's healing benefits!


Garden Sliders (makes 4 sliders)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 small yellow or white potatoes, sliced 1-2 inches thick (yellow potatoes will be slightly sweeter, and white potatoes will be firmer)

  • 1/2 tomato, sliced

  • 1 cup spinach

  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced

  • Handful of sprouts (I used broccoli sprouts)

  • 1/2 avocado, sliced (optional)

  • A few slices of white onion

  • 4 tbsp basil pesto (recipe below)

METHOD:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Place potato slices onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake potato slices (plain, no oil needed) for 30-45 minutes, until they start to slightly brown.

  • When potatoes are finished, assemble sliders using spinach, tomatoes, onion, and cucumber.

  • Top each slider with a slice of avocado (optional), a spoonful of Basil Pesto, and sprouts.

Basil Pesto

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 packed cup of fresh basil

  • 1 large clove raw garlic

  • 1-2 tbsp walnuts

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

  • Sprinkle pink Himalayan salt

  • Filtered water as needed to achieve desired consistency

METHOD:

  • Place all of the ingredients into a blender, blend, and enjoy!

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