Hemp Seed Pesto Raw

Hemp seeds are SO versatile and unlike cashews (or almonds!) no soaking time making them so nice for blending into things.



oz Hemp Seed


cup+leaves,+whole Basil


tsp salt


Freshly ground black pepper


tbsp lemon juice


clove garlic, minced (1 cloves if you?re not a garlic fan)


cup water (or less)


tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Recipe Directions for Hemp Seed Pesto Raw

  1. Place hemp seeds in a food processor fitted with the S blade. Grind till they?re powdery.

  2. Add basil and pulse to combine well.

  3. Add salt, pepper, lemon, garlic, and pulse again.

  4. With the motor running, add water in a thin stream, as if you were making a nut pate. Stop once in a while to scrape the bowl. Keep adding water until the pesto is still quite thick, but not pasty.

  5. Keep motor running, and finish the pesto by drizzling in the 2 tbsp EVOO. This isn?t necessary, but it?ll give the pesto a more traditional mouthfeel and flavor!

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