Monday, January 9, 2017

Vegan Oil Free Pesto Spread

I love something savory on toast. Most of the time I'm slicing open and smashing some avocado on it or spreading some hummus but I like to try to mix it up a bit. I grew a nice big basil plant on my balcony this year and I was harvesting cup after cup of bright green tasty basil leaves and what better than to use basil in than pesto! I created this very simple, rich, healthy, vegan, oil free, dairy free yet surprisingly cheesy pesto spread that I could lay on any toasted bread product and consume for breakfast, lunch, heck dinner and snack too!

I toasted some english muffins and added slices of tomato to make my breakfast even more delicious but trust me it was good enough plain. I really piled it on and had to be careful not to eat the entire batch in one sitting. Everything in it is healthy so it's not a big deal if you do!

What you need:
1.5 Cup fresh basil leaves
1/4 Cup pine nuts (sub almonds)
1/4 Cup Nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 cloves garlic

What you do:
Put your garlic in the food processor first and pulse a few times until minced.

Then add the nuts, nutritional yeast, and salt and process until fine.

Finally, add your basil leaves and add water 1 Tbsp at a time until desired consistency (spreadable yet not runny).

Spread on toast, bagel, English muffin or desired bread product and enjoy!

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