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Dahria, one of our amazing sponsored cross country ski athletes shared this delicious pesto recipe with us. She says:

Two of my favourite pesto meals are pesto gnocchi pasta with chicken, and sourdough pesto pizza. You can also garnish the pizza with chopped walnuts and a drizzle of olive oil. And a bonus is that cold pizza makes the perfect post workout snack. It’s easy to take with you and always tastes delicious. Put a slice of two in a beeswax wrap and stick them in your bicycle jersey or backpack for a mid or post workout snack!

Olympians are fuelled by real food and you should be too! Even if pizza isn’t your go-to workout snack, check out some of the recipes on the Rancho Vignola website for homemade granola bars or energy balls or stash some slices of dried fruit in your bag to snack on!

Ingredients:

1 cup basil

1 cup arugula

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

½ cup walnuts

¼ cup olive oil

2 cloves of garlic

¼ lemon squeezed

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Place ingredients in a food processor and blend until you reach your desired consistency. Add more olive oil or 1 tsp of water if more liquid is needed.

Use immediately, store in the fridge for up to a week or store in the freezer.