The Benefits of Hemp Seeds and 5 Terrific Recipes

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2.  Delicious Hemp Pesto

If you love pesto, you will love this super high protein pesto recipe. Made using hemp seeds rather than pine nuts, mix it with some pasta or use it on your favorite sandwich for a taste you will love.


For the Cashew Cream:

  • ¾ Cup of water
  • 1 Cup of raw, unsalted cashews

For the Pesto:

  • 2 Cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/3 Cup hemp seeds
  • 2 Organic garlic cloves, peeled (find out their benefits)
  • 2/3 Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Zest from 1 organic lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½  Cup cashew cream


For the Cashew Cream:

  • Blend the cashews and water in a high speed blender or food processor until super smooth and creamy.

For the Pesto:

  • In your blender or food processor, blend the basil, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper, and hemp seeds until coarsely blended.
  • Now slowly add the olive oil until everything is smooth and well mixed.
  • Stir in the cashew cream.
  • Enjoy!
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