Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pesto Pita Bites 青酱脆饼

Finger-friendly snack bites that will definitely please a crowd and even better, make a crowd envious of this homemade pesto. These pesto pita bites are one of the easiest hors d’oeuvres to make, and they are delectable.

This Italian oil-and-herb sauce with basil's flavonoids and volatile oils - eugenol and rosmarinic acid, boost brain production of dopamine and serotonin therefore lifting up your mood. Basil is also a good source of vitamin K and manganese.

The other healthy ingredient in this pesto is walnuts. This pesto sauce is packed with Omega-3 good fats. Walnuts is a terrific source of protein, but it may not be easy to unlock the energy from the nuts as they are covered in phytates. Phytates is an indigestible plant compound that inhibits our enzymes from fully digesting nuts. By soaking the nuts in purified water overnight, you will rinse away phytates and make the nuts, including the key energy-booster nutrients, more digestible.

Pesto Pita Bites 青酱脆饼
Homeamade pesto (refer to recipe here)
Store-bought whole wheat pita bread, cut to 6 wedge-slices (Trader Joes brand used here)
Additional cheese topping, optional

Directions: Preheat oven to 400F. Spread pesto on the pita slices. Bake in oven for 10 mins till bread slightly crisp up and cheese melts

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