Nettle Pesto

Nettle Pesto

This take on the italian classic, will awaken your tatse buds and give you a nourishing hit as well! 

Ingredients

·        A good handful of sunflower seeds

·        A good handful of nettle tops (leaves only)

·        A small garlic clove

·        Good glug of quality olive oil

·        Freshly cracked black pepper

·        A pinch of sea salt

·        A tablespoon (or more) of Nutritional Yeast (for the ‘cheesy’ umami taste

Method

1.        Toast the sunflower seeds in a dry skillet pan (or very flat frying pan with no oil). This is to release the natural oil.

2.      Allow to cool.

3.       Add all the  dry ingredients to a food processor

4.      Pulse to combine

5.      Add a tablespoon of oil and pulse again

6.      Now add the oil in a trickle and pulse until you get your desired consistency.

 

Use the pesto with pasta/ rice / baked potato / sandwich spread.

 

Photo by  Artur Rutkowski on Unsplash



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