Raw Vegan Pesto
There’s nothing I love more than pesto. A dear friend taught me her pesto recipe years ago. At that time, I was still eating dairy, and her recipe included parmesan cheese. I used to eat so much of this pesto, and would never want to give it up just because it had cheese in it. So I did the most logical thing I could, I came up with a vegan recipe for this pesto as well as for vegan parmesan ‘cheese‘.
Raw Vegan Pesto Recipe
For this living food recipe, all you will need is a food processor.
In the food processor, place:
- 1 cup of hemp seeds
- 3-4 cloves of garlic (or as much as you love garlic)
- 1 Tbs of lemon pepper
- 8 Tbs of fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbs of chickpea miso
Process until ingredients are mixed together, but not totally smooth. You want the hemp to grind down, but not all the way. Then add:
- 3-4 cups (very packed) basil
- 1/2 cup parsley
Blend ingredients until fairly smooth, and then add
- 1 cup of raw vegan parmesan
Pulse the parmesan in so there’s a little bit of texture to the pesto.
Place in the fridge and it’s ready to serve.
You can use this vegan pesto to make a delicious living pesto pasta, or simply spread on raw crackers, bread or dip with organic veggies. However you like it, this raw vegan pesto makes a healthy, easy to make snack for you and your family to enjoy.