Nut-Free Dairy-Free Pesto Sauce | Tara Thorne Nutrition

Ingredients

  • Roughly 40 grams of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 C hemp hearts (aka hemp seeds)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Some red pepper flakes to personal spice level – optional
  • 2 – 3 TBS nutritional yeast – optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Whiz all ingredients – except red pepper flakes if using – together in a food processor or high speed blender until smooth.
  • Fold in red pepper flakes if using.
  • Enjoy with your favourite legume or gluten-free pasta or baked over fish.