Hemp Seed Pesto

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    • Easy
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There are a plethora of reasons why, if its not already, pesto should be making a regular appearance on your plate. This versatile “sauce” is so much more than that – it can be used as a topping to add a potent punch of flavor to your green salads (not just pasta noodles!), and can be doubled up as a dip for veggie crudité and/or flax crackers. Try using a spoonful in your raw soup and dressing recipes to liven them up a bit! This raw vegan recipe trades in the usual walnuts that you’ll see in many pesto recipes for nutrient-rich hemp seeds – which pack in the healthy omega fats as well as a solid dose of protein. Enjoy!


  • ½ cup hemp seeds
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup basil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sea salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor
  2. Blend until smooth & serve with fresh cut veggies or flax crackers
Kristin DahlAbout Kristin Dahl

Kristin Dahl is an LA based nutritionist, chef, and author who offers a fresh take on holistic living in a modern world.

Kristin specializes in consulting, plant-based cooking, and holistic wellness programs, including her newly released book, The Art of Wellness.

She empowers, educates, and motivates individuals to make the transformation to total and complete health. Her commitment to help others manifest change was inspired by her own personal transformation.

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