Traditional pesto made with healing herbs & spices

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There is power in the food we eat.  The nutritional coordinator for Saint Luke's Hospital, Lucas Schubert, visited FOX4 to share his list of healing herbs and spices. He also shared a recipe for traditional pesto that incorporates some of these ingredients.

Healing herbs & spices:
basil - antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, fights aging
garlic - antibiotic properties, heart, cholesterol, common cold
ginger - reduces nausea, motion sickness, pain and inflammatory
rosemary - improved concentration, digestion, brain aging

Traditional Pesto


4 cups fresh basil leaves

½ cup olive oil

1/3 cup pine nuts

2 garlic cloves

½ cup parmesan cheese


Add to food processor or blender and blend until smooth

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