Sunflower Seed Pesto

BY : PUBLISHED : June 25th, 2014 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

This sunflower seed pesto is spectacular on pasta, veggies, pizza, toast. The light nuttiness of the sunflower seeds mixes with the punch of the fresh garlic, and the bright taste of basil wonderfully and really captures the essence of summer. The photo shows it mixed with gluten-free spaghetti and a mound of fresh vegetables. But it’s so tasty, anything goes. Double this recipe if you like it!

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Sunflower Seed Pesto

Renee Press
This sunflower seed pesto is spectacular on pasta, veggies, pizza, toast. The light nuttiness of the sunflower seeds mixes with the punch of the fresh garlic, and the bright taste of basil wonderfully and really captures the essence of summer. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dips and Sauces
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 462 kcal
METHOD Food Processor
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of basil
  • 1/2 cup of raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon of fresh lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in food processor and process until creamy. Usually 1-2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  • Toss with warm pasta, spread on toast or pizza, use as a dip.

Nutrition

Calories: 462kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 10gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 26gSodium: 296mgPotassium: 356mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 652IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 3mg
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About Renee Press

Renee Press is the founder of Fire and Earth Kitchen in Seattle WA. which offers cooking classes, food coaching, and chef services. She's on a mission to make vegan, gluten-free cooking easy, accessible, and delicious for everyone. fireandearthkitchen.com

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