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Spanish Needles Vegan Pepita Pesto

INTRODUCTION

We love pesto, especially wild greens pesto.  It’s such a versatile way to add some wild nutrition to a variety of dishes, and it can stand alone as a dip or spread.

We adapted this recipe from HappyKitchen.com.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup packed fresh basil leaf
1 cup Spanish Needles greens
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup macadamia nuts
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons water to thin
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1/4 cup parsley (optional)

STEP 1

Add basil, Spanish Needle greens, garlic, pepitas, mac nuts, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and yeast to blender or food processor. Blend.

STEP 2

Slowly add in olive oil and water. You may need more or less water depending on texture and preference.

STEP 3

Blend, pausing to scrapes sides before blending again to fully incorporate all ingredients.

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