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Creamy Cashew & Hemp Seed Arugula Pesto

Creamy Cashew & Hemp Seed Arugula Pesto

May 15th 2018

This pesto is a quick recipe and perfect for a weeknight pasta dinner, cauliflower mash or as a dip to go with your veggie plate or veggie or pita chips. We love using cashews as a base for sauces or spreads. Cashews don't require soaking; just add them to your power blender along with other ingredients and you get that light yet creamy texture that's ideal for vegan sauces. Hemp seeds are fiber and iron rich superfood and land themselves well in this recipe.

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Whole Cashews Hemp Seeds Pink Himalayan Salt

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2 hours


1 1/4 cup blueberries
3/4 cup Sunfood Cashews
1/2 cup Sunfood Cacao Paste wafers
1/3 cup Sunfood Cacao Butter wafers
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
sea salt


Rinse and dry blueberries, making sure no water droplets are left. In a medium bowl, mix blueberries and cashews. Set aside. Melt Cacao Paste wafers and Cacao Butter wafers in a microwaveable bowl for 30-second intervals, stirring at every interval. Stir maple syrup and vanilla extract into melted cacao. Let chocolate cool slightly. then pour into a bowl of blueberries and cashews. Toss until blueberries and cashews are coated. Spoon tablespoon-sized clusters of blueberries and cashews onto a parchment-lined plate. Sprinkle with sea salt. Refrigerate clusters for 30 minutes.


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Recipe & photos: Haley Jaenicke. Blog: thebalancedlife; IG: @haleyjaenicke.