Put your usually-thrown nutritious green leaves to good use with this perfect pesto…
Here’s how to make Hey Pesto! – Serves 2-3 stirred into pasta
2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
6 generous handfuls of green leaves
2 teaspoons of dried basil OR 2 tablespoons of fresh basil
1 cup of olive oil
Blend together. I use a hand blender
When blended, mix in 3 tablespoons of dry shelled hemp
You can also go for red pesto using pre-roasted red peppers and/or tomatoes.
If you have any concern about how clean the greens are, add a tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda to warm water in the bowl before topping up with cold and washing them.
Again like most of my recipes, it really is ok to freeze this in portions for a later date.