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Herby Pesto For Toast

Spread this green pesto on your next piece of toast! Add a little plant milk and it's a quick pasta sauce. Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup nuts or seeds or mix
  • 1-4 cloves garlic or scapes/green garlic
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 5 ounces greens herbs, or a mix about 2 cups
  • 1/4 cup oil olive or grapeseed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt + pepper

Instructions

  • In food processor, pulse nuts/seeds until they are well-ground, but not so much that they turn into butter.
  • Add garlic and nutritional yeast and continue to pulse until mixture looks like uniform crumbs.
  • Add greens/herbs and pulse until greens are totally chopped and mixture again looks uniform and evenly blended.
  • Turn machine on and pour in olive oil, then water. Scrape down the bowl, add salt and pepper, and pulse a few more times.
  • Store in refrigerator. Basil pesto will turn brown when exposed to air--pour a layer of oil over pesto then cover with wrap or a lid.

Notes

I’ve only made this using a food processor but a strong blender would probably work too.
I use sunflower seeds or almonds, salted/roasted are fine, just watch how much salt is added at the end
Kale, arugula, Swiss Chard, and pea shoots all make great green pesto
Basil is great on its own or mixed with greens; a blend of cilantro + flat-leaf parsley plus some dried red chili flakes is delicious
Mix herbs + greens together based on what you have!