Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Vegan Pesto













Vegan or not vegan, I love this Pesto. It's delicious on basically anything and is the perfect addition when wanting to add great flavor to your meal. Tons of basil and garlic make for a perfect topping/sauce/dressing/dip/spread especially in the Spring time. I especially love this on my Pesto Pizza with Roasted Tomatoes. Make a batch of this figure-friendly Pesto ahead of time and keep in your fridge until your ready to dress up your next meal with some awesome flavor!

VEGAN PESTO
2 cups of fresh basil leaves
1 to 2 garlic cloves (depending on how big of a garlic lover you are)
1/3 cup of vegan parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons of vegetable broth
4 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds or pine nuts (I used pumpkin seeds because that is what I had)

Add all ingredients to a food processor and process on high until everything is combined and mixed well. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Store in fridge (covered) and serve warm or cold atop your favorite pasta, pizza, sandwich, fish, meat, salad......the list goes on! Hope you enjoy this healthier, figure-friendly Pesto!

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