Author: Gena Hamshaw – www.choosingraw.com
Yields approx 1 1/3 cup
1 cup shelled hemp seeds
2 tightly packed cups of fresh basil
1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp Fresh lemon juice , 1 clove garlic, minced (2 cloves if you’re a garlic fan)
2/3 cup water
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Place hemp seeds in a food processor fitted with the S blade. Grind till they’re powdery.
- Add basil and pulse to combine well.
- Add salt, pepper, lemon, garlic, and pulse again.
- With the motor running, add water in a thin stream, as if you were making a nut paste. Stop once in a while to scrape the bowl. Keep adding water until the pesto is still quite thick, but not pasty.