Dairy free Paleo Pesto

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Dairy free Paleo Pesto

Dairy free Paleo Pesto

Dairy free Paleo Pesto

Dairy free Paleo Pesto is also perfect for a raw vegan diet. This lower calorie pesto is great for weight loss. Make this gluten-free with zucchini noodles. Pesto adds a punch of flavor without a lot of calories. Great on grilled vegetables, Panini’s, or wraps. This Plant-based Pesto is also raw vegan. Traditional Pesto and Arugula – Pepita or Pumpkin Seed Pesto recipes follow.

INGREDIENTSplease use organic ingredients

  • 1C Pine Nuts OR Walnuts
  • 2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic Clove, peeled
  • *3C Basil, fresh leaves loosely packed
  • 1/8t Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt
  • 2t Lemon Juice, fresh squeezed
  • Optional – zucchini noodles, raw or steamed or linguine cooked al dente
  • Optional – mix lightly steamed fresh or frozen peas with noodle of choice for extra protein if you’re not on a Paleo Diet

DIRECTIONS: wash basil leaves, remove from stems, measure and add to food processor will all the other ingredients. Process until smooth.

Mix with lightly steamed zucchini noodles for a Paleo or gluten-free meal. Raw vegan mix with uncooked zucchini noodles. Dairy free Paleo Pesto is also great mixed with your favorite pasta cooked al dente. Serve with a leafy green salad for a low calorie meal that’s perfect for a diet or weight loss.

Optional – if you’re not on a Paleo Diet, lightly steam fresh or frozen peas and mix into noodles of choice with the pesto.

Store leftover pesto in the refrigerator in a glass container or jar. Leave just enough room at the top to float a little extra virgin olive oil on top of the pesto. To prevents it from browning or drying out. Seal with an airtight lid. Use within 5 days.

NOTE: for a different twist try using a different variety of Basil. Like Thai basil, Lemon Basil, Spicy Globe Basil, or beautiful purple colored Opal Basil.

How to Make Sprialized Zucchini Noodles

Note: for raw noodles, soak in salt water for 1o minutes or longer. Drain before serving. For cooked noodles, lightly steam in a vegetable steamer over boiling water. Or add zucchini noodles to salted boiling water for a few minutes. Cook al dente. Be careful not to overcook.  Pour zucchini noodles into a colander to drain water before serving.

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Check out our favorite Vegetable Noodle Spriralizer, click on the link below

http://www.amazon.com/Paderno-World-Cuisine-A4982799-Tri-Blade/dp/B0007Y9WHQ

Easy Arugula Salad Recipe

 

Arugula & Pepita or Pumpkin Seed Pesto

INGREDIENTSplease use organic ingredients

  • 2C Arugula, firmly packed
  •  1/2C Pepitas raw or roasted, aka Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/4C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves, peeled
  • 1/4C Lemon Juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1/4t Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt
  • Dash of Chipotle Pepper

DIRECTIONS: wash arugula, measure and add to food processor along with all ingredients and process until smooth. Store leftover pesto in a glass container or jar that it fills to the top, add a little extra virgin olive oil on top to prevent it from drying out or browning, seal it with a lid, and store in the refrigerator.

Traditional Pesto Recipe

INGREDIENTSplease use organic ingredients

  • 2C Basil, fresh leaves, firmly packed
  •  1/2C Pine Nuts
  •  1/2C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  •  3/4C Parmesan Reggiano, grated
  •  2-3 Garlic Cloves, peeled
  • 1/4t Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt

DIRECTIONS: wash basil leaves, remove from stems, measure, add to food processor with all ingredients and process until smooth. Store pesto in glass container or jar that it fills to the top, add a little extra virgin olive oil on top to prevent it from drying out or browning, seal with lid,store in the refrigerator.

Metatags – Dairy free Paleo Pesto is also perfect for a raw vegan diet. This lower calorie pesto is great for weight loss. Make this gluten-free with zucchini noodles.

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The "Aloha Cooks" live in Hawaii and create original recipes using healthy whole foods and since one of them is a registered dietitian you can be sure they are delicious and nutritious.

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