Pepito Pesto (with a Punch)

Updated Recipe! As of April 2020

A fresh batch of pesto seems to be quite a crowd-pleasing condiment. Why not “kick it up a notch” and make that pesto cruelty-free, allergen-friendly with medicinal properties? This recipe delivers nutrients, parasite-killing action and has great flavor! In today’s society and environmental conditions, humans are more susceptible now than EVER before for bacterial, fungal and parasitic invasions within the gut! These invasions become hidden culprits of a wide variety of digestive and inflammatory conditions.  

Fermentation, candida, parasites and bacterial infections will embed in the large intestines, small intestines, and even setup camp in the lymphatic system! Luckily, nature provides an antidote with flavorful fruits and vegetables, herbs AND spices.

two white garlics
Some medicines have flavor and punch, like garlic!

Boosting immunity and delivering prebiotics, (a pre-biotic is food for probiotics in the gut) this sauce’s foundational ingredients are commonly recommended for parasite cleansing. (Garlic, basil, raw pumpkin seeds). Beware of the garlic bite in this recipe!

When it comes to making anything… especially pesto… fresh is always best!

Killer Basil-Garlic Pesto

  • Difficulty: Easy
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2/3 cup packed fresh basil leaves, with partial stems

7-8 garlic cloves

2/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds

3/4 – 1 cup clean water (distilled or spring water is great)

1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt (optional!)


  1. Place ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend on high speed until smooth and light green in color.
  2. Store in mason jar for 10-14 days.
  3. Suggestions for use: Combine with fresh chopped tomatoes, mushrooms and spiraled zucchini for zucchinighetti… stir into any salad or lettuce wrap, or use as a spicy dip for snacking on fresh vegetables!
  4. Additional tip: for a creamier pesto sauce, use cashews instead of pumpkin seeds (this reduces the pesticide killing . If using for hot foods, do not add the sauce to a hot skillet. Instead, stir in at the very end of the cooking process, just before serving.


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