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Hemp Seed Pesto & Spinach Pasta

Hemp Seed Pesto Pasta Recipe

Posted on: January 30, 2020 by Kiryako Sharikas

This Healthy Eats recipe is brought to you by Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market. Today we are going to learn how to make a hemp seed pesto. To complement this homemade sauce, we decided to add it to a fresh bed spinach pasta. Homemade spinach pasta recipe video 👉 Click Here.

Health Facts:

Hemp Seeds: They contain all the needed amino acids to classify it as a complete plant-based protein. They are high in fat so don’t overindulge. You will also find that they are a good source of Omega-6 & Omega 3.

Garlic: What’s a pesto sauce without the garlic! In just one small clove of garlic, you’ll find it packed with important vitamins and minerals like Vitamin B6 & C, Manganese, and Selenium. Other studies have shown that it could help reduce blood pressure & lower cholesterol.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 cup basil
  • 1 cup hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • ½  teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ tablespoon  lemon juice
  • ½  cup safflower oil
  • 4 servings of spinach pasta

Directions

  1. Boil pasta until done. Drain and put back in the pot.
  2. Put all ingredients except oil in the food processor.  
  3. While the machine is on, slowly add in oil.
  4. With pasta still warm, add pesto to your liking.

Tip: Add your favorite sauteed or grilled vegetables to enhance this dish!

Learn more healthy recipes and nutritional facts at our Healthy Eats section.