Peppery Hemp Seed Pesto (4 Servings)
Arugula has a wonderful peppery flavor that really makes this hemp seed pesto delicious. The roasted garlic adds a delicious savory touch. The hemp seed gives you all the protein that you need for a main dish meal.
- 3 C. Arugula
- 1 C. Fresh Basil
- 4 Cloves Roasted Garlic
- 1/2 C. Hemp Seeds, hulled
- 1/4 C. Nutritional Yeast Flakes
- 1/4 tsp. Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp. Pepper
- 1/3 C. Olive Oil
- 1/2 C. Almonds, soaked
Put nuts, seeds, salt & yeast flakes into food processor and pulse a few times. Then add arugula, basil and garlic, pulse a few times. Then add everything else to the food processor and pulse until mixed to desired consistency. If it’s too thick you can use some of the water you used to cook the pasta to thin or add some warm water or warm broth.
Cook your pasta according to package directions. Drain well. Mix the pesto into the pasta and serve immediately. A great way to mix it is to put the pasta in a large bowl, put the pesto on top, then toss with two large forks until mixed.
Using organic hemp products is a great way to support sustainable farming, increase your health, and support the environment. You can try some of the recipes above, or just alter your own by tossing in a tablespoon of hemp seeds or hemp protein powder to foods that you already enjoy. Not only will you boost the nutritional component of the things that you eat, it will taste great too. Now that you know the benefits, what are some ways that you plan to use hemp in your diet?