Hemp Seeds Pesto

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In our Dips section, we cannot avoid Pesto. This is a fresh, nutritious, and healthy dip that is also used as a sauce that comes perfect with pastas. The traditional pesto recipes are based on cashews, penauts or even breadcrumbs. However, I have been doing pesto with hemp seeds, and the results are so good.

Why I use hemp seeds instead?

Because it is a good source of plant protein, fatty acids, omega-3, omega-6, antioxidants, and vitamin E. Also, because they are source of fibre can can improve our gut bacteria, then we are enjoying this prep whilst we are having many benefits.

Yield 2 cups (enough to have with two pasta dishes or so good amount of dip to share with a Whole-grain or gluten free bread)

Hemp Seeds
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  • 1 Cup of Hemp Seeds (you can also use toasted cashews, penauts or breadcrumbs)
  • 250ml of Extravirgin olive oil.
  • 1 Garlic clove.
  • 1 Cup full of basil leaves.
  • 1/2 Cup of baby spinach leaves.
  • Sea salt or Himalayan salt.
  • Pepper.
  • 4 Table spoons of grated Parmesan cheese (if you want a began version, avoid this ingredient).

Let’s prep

  • Blend or chop the Hemps Seeds with the Extravirgin Olive Oil, and the Garlic Clove (use a stick mixer, chopper bowl, blend or similar).
  • Add to the mix, the Basil Leaves, the Baby Spinach Leaves, two pinches of Salt and some Pepper.
  • When the leaves are good mixed, add the Parmesan Cheese and continue mixing.
  • Try and check the seasoning, if you need some more Salt or Pepper, add little bit more until you reach the taste you like.

Enjoy it

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