All posts tagged: pesto

Sundried Tomato Pesto

I am throwing out another pasta recipe simple because I LOVE pasta. I could eat pasta everyday and be happy… every type of pasta.. pasta in soup, baked pasta, pasta salad and spaghettis! This is a recipe you can literally throw in to any blender appliance and end up with a gorgeous creamy sauce. I used a Nutribullet for mine but it would also would with a food processor, regular blender or even a stick blender. Currently I am feeling like I want to celebrate the simple foods. Things that you can make quickly after 11 hours at work all day and still it will taste delicious and not be too bad for you. Things that are not impossible to make that week before pay day when you look into the contents of your cupboards and try to work out how to be creative with some rice, pasta, baked beans, dried herbs and if your lucky half a tin on tomatoes and some spinach in the fridge. I find within the vegan online community the lines …

Basil and Sunflower Seed Pesto

After I posted a photo of my pesto pasta salad on instragram, it was so popular I figured I had to post the recipe too. I love this pesto so so much and it never lasts long in the fridge before someone eats it! Other than making pesto pasta my next favourite way to use it is the spread inside a baguette or roll, add sliced tomato, onion and crispy tofu or seitan strips, the toasting it to make literally the best panini/toasted sandwich ever!   Basil and Sunflower Seed Pesto   1 cup fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1 small clove garlic 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice ½-1 tsp pink himalayan salt 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper Blend all ingredients together until smooth either with in a food processor or with a stick blender. Use immediately or store in fridge Makes approx ½ cup of pesto