Creamy Cashew and Hemp Pesto

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 123.6
  • Total Fat: 12.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 37.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g

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Number of Servings: 16


    Cashew Cream

    1 cup cashews
    3/4 cup water


    2 cups fresh basil, packed
    1/3 cup hemp seeds
    2 garlic cloves
    2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
    zest of 1 lemon
    pinch of salt and pepper
    1/2 cup cashew cream


This recipe was pretty good ... of course not exactly like 'normal' pesto, but a great alternative nonetheless. I used 1/4t salt but it seemed to need more. I did not use pepper.
When calculating the nutrition information I figured 1/3c cashews total.


For cashew cream

Blend cashews and water in a high speed blender. I used a Vita-Mix which will help get it ultra smooth.

For pesto

In a food processor, blend basil, garlic, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and hemp seeds until coarsely blended and then drizzle in olive oil while processing until smooth.
Stir in cashew cream.
Spiralize a raw zucchini into pasta, or cook brown rice pasta according to package directions. Top with creamy hemp seed pesto and grape tomatoes, and garnish with fresh basil.

Serving Size: Makes about 2 cups (or 16 - 2T servings)