• Zuchinni Noodles with Basil Hemp Seed Pesto

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    Just another spin on pesto….this time I used basil and hemp seed in place of nuts. For those of you who do not eat nuts, this is the perfect pesto! Hemp seeds have a tremendous amount of health benefits, a great source of vitamin A, C & E, rich in protein and fiber as well as omega 3 fatty oils. I made it with zucchini noodles to serve as a side. Enjoy it on any  pasta, as a topping for your veggies or as an accompaniment to chicken or fish!

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    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups fresh basil
    • 2 cloves minced garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • pinch of salt
    • 3 large zuchinni, spriralized
    • parmesan cheese

    Directions:

    Place basil, garlic, hemp seeds, lemon juice and salt in blender or processor and and olive oil as you are blending. Blend until smooth and creamy.

    Place zuchinni in a pan drizzled with a tablespoon of olive oil and cook for 1 minute, tossing continuously.

    Remove zuchinni to bowl and coat with pesto, toss and serve warm or at room temperature. I prepared it earlier and removed from fridge 2 hours before serving.

    Sprinkle with parmesan cheese when serving.

    EnJOY!

    xo

     

     

     

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