Hemp seed basil pesto
August 2, 2018



Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup


  • 3 cups tightly packed fresh basil
  • 2 cloves of garlic – chopped
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • Juice of 2 medium limes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons of water – to thin out the pesto if you would like


  1. Place the basil, garlic and hemp seeds into a food processor. Pulse for one minute to help break down the basil.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients. Process until smooth, adding one tablespoon of water at a time if you want to thin out the pesto.
  3. Adjust the seasoning. At this point I added a pinch of salt for more flavour.
  4. Enjoy right away as a dip of use in pasta dishes.
  5. Refrigerate the leftover in an airtight container for up to 5 days.



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