Pumpkin Hemp Pesto

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This pesto is refreshing and vibrant and pretty much goes well with any meal. You could even eat is as a snack spread over toast or with fresh veggies. Another bonus to this pesto is that it’s NUT FREE! Instead of walnuts or pine nuts, pumpkin and hemp seeds are used as the base, making it high in Omega-3s and protein and adding a light and creamy texture.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups packed basil
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. In your food processor, blend everything together except the basil, until it becomes smooth.
  2. Keep the processor running and gradually add the basil leaves to the mix.
  3. Mix well, scraping down the sides every so often.
  4. Eat with veggies, pasta, sandwiches, etc. Store in your fridge.
Hallie and ReyaAbout Hallie and Reya

Hallie and Reya Tobias are the founders of Nibs and Greens, a raw food company based in Portland, Oregon where they create and distribute raw, vegan, and gluten-free treats and cakes to grocery stores and local businesses. They started Nibs & Greens in order to share their passion for healthy, delicious desserts with the community around them. Nibs & Greens functions as both a wholesale raw food business and healthy food blog, sharing plant-based, creative recipes of all sorts. Both Hallie and Reya graduated with a degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition and are fitness and health food fanatics. They believe in eating whole, plant-based foods to support body, mind, and soul, and that healthy desserts should always be a mindful indulgence.

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