Creamy Cashew and Hemp Pesto
IntroductionI got this recipe from here: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/r
ecipe-creamy-hemp-pesto/ I got this recipe from here: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/r
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.
Blend cashews and water in a high speed blender. I used a Vita-Mix which will help get it ultra smooth.
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)