Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Zesty Pesto Sauce


Zesty Pesto sauce is great on rice pasta, rice, fish dishes, squash, or vegetable medleys.Note: All measurements are approximate.

  • Fresh basil leaves, washed and stemmed, enough to almost fill a standard blender.
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 limes or lemons, juiced
  • 2 to 5 cloves (or more!) garlic, pressed
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 to 1 cup pumpkin seeds, walnuts, [or pine nuts]
How to make it:
  1. Grind all ingredients in a blender until you have a course sauce.


    Pesto sauce should never be heated, because this takes away from the freshness of the basil (although it is okay to reheat it along with any leftovers).