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Hemp Oil Pesto | Sophia's Kitchen

Hemp Oil Pesto & Good Hemp Review

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 jar
Calories: 1110 kcal
Author: Sophia

I love trying new flavours and ingredients and when I first tried hemp oil and hemp seeds by Good Hemp I was so surprised just how wholesome it tasted. It tastes like the smell of freshly cut grass on a warm and sunny spring day. So wonderful and takes you right into the best mood for the day. Since I planned on making some pasta I used the Good Hemp oil and seeds to make a delicious pesto. It was deep in colour and is so easy to put together. Serve it with some gnocchi or any other pasta of your liking and you have yourself a beautifully fragrant and colourful lunch in less than 20 minutes. Though I am usually an extra virgin olive oil kind of girl, the nutty flavour in the Good Hemp oil really surprised me and brought out the richness in the pesto so well.

You can find the Good Hemp oil I used online or in selected health food stores. Give it a try, you will love it. It is incredibly high in omega 3 and omega 6-GLA which is something quite important for me at the minute as I had so much hair loss after Hermione was born so giving me some strength back to my hair and nails would be a double win for me.

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Ingredients

  • 30 g hemp seeds
  • 60 g parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 40 g basil
  • 80 g hemp oil
  • ½ lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Place the hemp seeds in a small frying pan on medium heat and toast for a couple of minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, please the parmesan cheese in the mixing bowl. Grate 5 Sec / Speed 9. Add the garlic cloves and basil and chop 2 Sec / Speed 7. Add the hemp oil, seeds and lemon juice and stir 5 Sec / Speed 3.5. The pesto should be just mixed and not too dry.

  3. Transfer to a sterilised jar and serve on pasta or bread. You can keep the pesto in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts
Hemp Oil Pesto & Good Hemp Review
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1110 Calories from Fat 936
% Daily Value*
Fat 104g160%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 965mg42%
Potassium 248mg7%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 2734IU55%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 848mg85%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.