Submitted by Pondie Sophia DiSantis, this flavorful lemon hemp seed pesto full of greens, protein and a hint of lemon. Creamy and filling, toss with your favorite pasta or salad for a delicious, healthy and super easy meal. Check out more of Sophia’s recipes on her beautiful blog at Veggies Don’t Bite.
1 cup baby spinach
2 cups fresh basil
1 cup hemp seeds
Himalayan pink salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon crushed garlic
juice of 1 small lemon
2 Tbsp Round Pond Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
¼ – ½ cup water or veggie broth to bring to desired consistency
Note: The lemon gives this pesto a tangy taste, so if you prefer less tang, cut the lemon down. I like to double or triple the recipe and store in the freezer for quick meals.
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well mixed, adding water or veggie broth to bring the pesto to desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings to desired taste. Enjoy!