Flaxseed Oil Pesto Recipe
Date Posted:3 November 2023
Pesto made with flaxseed oil offers a unique, nutty flavour that complements a variety of dishes and is a great alternative for anyone following a vegetarian or vegan diet.
You can use flaxseed pesto as a sauce for pasta dishes, a spread on sandwiches or wraps, or a flavorful addition to roasted vegetables.
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 cup pine nuts (or walnuts or almonds)
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast for a vegan option)
- 1/4 cup flaxseed oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add the basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, and Parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast) to a food processor or blender.
- Pulse the ingredients until they are roughly chopped and well combined.
- While the food processor is running, slowly drizzle in the flaxseed oil. Continue blending until the mixture reaches a smooth and creamy consistency. If needed, you can add more oil to achieve the desired consistency.
- Taste the pesto and season with salt and pepper according to your preference.