Sunflower seed pesto

AuthorSara FriedrichCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Did you know that while pesto is traditionally made with pine nuts, that other nuts and seeds can be used as well? This pesto recipe is both plant-based and gluten-free! The recipe also calls for beans, which ups the protein and fibre content of this traditional spread. Mix this pesto into pasta, or spread it on some toast - no cooking required!

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

Ingredients
 1 19 oz. can of white beans
 1 cup fresh basil
 ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
 ¼ cup nutritional yeast
 1 lemon, juiced
 3 cloves garlic
 sea salt
 ¼ cup olive oil

Instructions
1

In a food processor combine white beans, basil, sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt and olive oil.

2

Blend until fully combined.

3

Mix this into your favorite cooked pasta and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/4 recipe

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 300Calories from Fat 19
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g30%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 370mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 23g8%
Dietary Fiber 7g29%
Sugars 1.5g
Protein 12g24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 19 oz. can of white beans
 1 cup fresh basil
 ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
 ¼ cup nutritional yeast
 1 lemon, juiced
 3 cloves garlic
 sea salt
 ¼ cup olive oil

Directions

Instructions
1

In a food processor combine white beans, basil, sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt and olive oil.

2

Blend until fully combined.

3

Mix this into your favorite cooked pasta and enjoy!

Sunflower seed pesto