Made with fibre rich wholegrain pasta – Pasta Salad with Hemp Seed Pesto, with spinach, red capsicum, broad beans and pesto. Any of the pesto recipes can be used but this one includes our Hemp Seed + Almond Pesto. You can find the recipe here: …
A low GI, gluten free alternative to conventional pastas and rice dishes – Zucchini Noodles with Hemp Seed Pesto, with spiralised zucchini (often referred to as “zoodles”), spinach, red capsicum, broad beans and pesto. Any of the pesto recipes can be used but this one …
A tasty pesto using hemp seeds and almonds, instead of the usual pinenuts. This pesto is an excellent addition to pasta, raw veggie noodles, potato salad or just dolloped on steamed veggies!
NUTRITIONAL NOTES: Hemp seeds are loaded with omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA’s), protein and fibre. Almonds, a rich source of omega-6 EFA’s, are low in carbohydrates and contain loads of protein, vitamin E, riboflavin, manganese and magnesium.
Ingredients (makes about 1 1/2 cups)
3/4 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup hemp seeds
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 cup (tightly packed) fresh basil
1/4 cup fresh oregano
2 or 3 cloves garlic
3 to 4 Tbsp filtered water
salt + black pepper to taste
Soak almonds in warm, filtered water for at least 1 hour (preferably overnight in the fridge). Drain almonds, then add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Hemp Seed + Almond Pesto is also featured in these recipes:
Callaway, J. C. (2004). Hempseed as a nutritional resource: An overview. Euphytica, 140(1-2), 65–72.