This amazing recipe was shared with us from our friend Marina at Soul in the Raw. Her recipes are always inspiring and delicious, we love to bring her creations to you!
These Zucchini Noodles with Hemp Seed Pesto taste so fresh and full of life! It’s 100% Raw and Vegan – fits all diets and lifestyles!
Hemp seeds are truly a nutritional powerhouse! They are loaded with omega 3s and 6s – the ratio is a little heavy on the 6s, but they still have plenty of omega 3s. Omega fatty acids are good for heart health and brain health – keeping your mind sharp and mood right!
Their amino acid profile is to die for – they’ve got all 20 amino acids, and even all 9 essential amino acids. They also have iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc, and A, B, E and even, wait for it, D vitamins! But you should still get some time in the sun anyway!
Go eat some hemp right now, seriously. I think I’ve just convinced myself to go have a giant salad with hemp seeds. Or, this awesome noodle dish.
Hemp Seed Pesto ingredients:
- 2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
- 3/4 Cups basil leaves
- 3/4 Cups spinach leaves
- 1 large garlic clove
- 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- ¼ teaspoon of Pink Himalayan Salt (more or less to taste)
Directions for Hemp Seed Pesto:
- Add all ingredients into a food processor (or blender), and process until the consistency is thick and smooth. Use salt and lemon to adjust flavor to your preference.
- Mix pesto with noodles, and enjoy!
Direction for Noodles:
- Spiralize 1 large zucchini. If you don’t own a spiralizer slice it into thin strips.
Mix your pesto with your zoodles and enjoy your delicious homemade entree!