Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Spinach, Basil & Hemp Seed Pesto Non-Dairy

Pesto is an awesome product to many dishes and can be used to highlight a relatively bland dish into something extemely tasty and satisfying.  In this recipe we are omitting the traditional parmesan cheese and using Hemp Seeds for that creaminess and primarily using Spinach with just a touch of Basil.  The ingredients needed are as follows.
One item is toasted

125ml Walnuts or Toasted Pine Nuts (optional)
125ml Hemp Seeds
125ml Fresh Basil
1000ml Spinach
300ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4-5 cloves Garlic
Sea Salt and Pepper for taste

This will make about 3 cups of Pesto once processed and will last in the fridge for about a week although it probably will not be around that long.

Preperation:

Place Spinach, Hemp Seeds, Basil, Garlic, and the optional nuts in food processor or blender;  add 1/3 of the oil to get things started and then slowly incorporate the rest of the oil in the mix while blending turn off check for taste and then add salt and pepper until desired taste is accomplished.   Remember salt is strong and can over power the rest of the dish use enough to season but do not make it how you like it if your a salt junky it may be to salty for others to enjoy you can always add more later to your portion.  Use this as a dipping sauce for veggies, in a raw burrito/wrap, or drizzle on your salad or use on dehydrated veggie sheet for your next raw pizza.  You could even add it to your next salsa to give it an extra flavor zing.

God Bless and Enjoy.
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