Tonight we made the most delicious pesto!
I wanted to add an extra healthy-boost to a traditional recipe… since we have basil growing in the garden, pesto was the obvious choice. I decided to add in hemp hearts to replace pine nuts, and spinach for added nutrition. (mmm eat those leafy greens!) The result was perfection!
I just love using hemp in recipes: Hemp hearts have a great nutty taste & pack in the nutrition! Hemp hearts are a great source of protein & healthy fats… keeping you fuller longer!
Hemp Heart & Spinach Pesto
½ cup help hearts
½ cup high quality olive oil
Garlic… 1-2 cloves of as much as your heart desires!
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1-2 cup basil
1-3 cup fresh spinach
cherry tomato to top
& of course…LOVE!
Optional: Nutrition yeast (vegan) or grated cheese.
- Add ingredients to a food processor & mix until pesto reaches desired consistency (ours was a little crunchy…but sometimes we like it smooth!).
- Serve over pasta, quinoa, rice, gnocchi … or anything really!