Heirloom Tomato Stacks with Raw Basil Pesto ( nut free)

I found the most beautiful heirloom tomatoes at my local grocery store the other day. I already had in mind what I wanted to make with these gorgeous gems. This recipe is all RAW and nut free.

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4 medium heirloom tomatoes of different colors

2 cups fresh basil ( loosely packed)

4 cups spinach leaves

1/2 cup diced red peppers ( garnish)

1/2 cup diced orange peppers (garnish)

1/3 cup olive oil

1 cup gluten free oats

5 cloves garlic

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Raw Basil Pesto

Combine all ingredients in a food processor until well incorporated.  Pesto should still have texture and not be completely smooth. Add more salt and pepper to taste and enjoy.

Slice tomatoes about 1/4-1/2 thick rounds ( depends on how thick you like them). Arrange the spinach leaves on the bottom of each plate. Spread the pesto onto the top of the tomatoes and stack another tomato following the same procedure. Until you have a stack of 4-5 tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle peppers over top as a garnished, if desired.

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I am a yoga and meditation practitioner, the owner and creator of B'Tyli Natural Skin Therapies. I am a nutrition consultant and pursuing my degree in Holistic Nutrition,at Clayton College of Natural Health. I am mom of 2 boys, 27 years old, 13 years old and a 3 year old granddaughter. I have been married for 18 years to a wonderful man, who on June 17th donated his kidney to me. I have lived with chronic illness for 20 years and have learned so many spiritual lessons from this experience.I am currently publishing a book titled, Living within the Silver Lining( finding your blessings within the dark clouds). I love life and live it fully each day. Love to cook so check out my weekly or maybe daily recipes. Healthy and Delicious!!!

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