Hemp Seed Pesto
Serves: 1 cup
  • 1⁄4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 1⁄2 cups mixed fresh basil and parsley leaves
  • 1⁄4 cup grated Pecorino or Parmesan cheese or vegan Parmesan, such as Violife, or 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast (cheese and nutritional yeast are optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice - for a little different flavor
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1⁄2 cup unrefined, cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Place hemp seeds and garlic in a food processor and process until roughly chopped.
  2. Add the basil, nutritional yeast or cheese, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Start the food processor and pour the olive oil through the feed tube until desired consistency. Taste for seasoning and serve.
This is half my normal pesto recipe. Feel free to double all the ingredients to make more.
Recipe by Pamela Salzman at https://pamelasalzman.com/hemp-seed-pesto-recipe/