Protein Punch Pesto

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Protein Punch Pesto

Creamy, nutty, and rich tasting, our vegan pesto will add protein plus healthy fats, and lots of flavor to your next meal or snack. We use it on everything…..from pasta, to soups, to salads and as a delicious dip with veggies.

Traditional pesto is made with garlic, pine nuts, salt, basil leaves, Parmigiano cheese and extra-virgin olive oil.

Our version is packed with protein and full of vibrant greens. For the nuts, we love to use Baru Nuts - known as the “world’s healthiest nut”. These little gems are packed with fiber, protein and have antioxidant power. They also provide numerous minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc.


1/2 cups baru nuts (almonds or walnuts would work here too)
1/2 cups fresh basil
1/2 cups spinach
3/4 cups arugula
1 1/2 cups sweet peas or edamame
2 cloves garlic peeled
3/4 cups lemon juice
2 T olive oil
1 tbsp Maldon salt to taste
1 tbsp white vinegar
1/2 cups water

First food process the baru nuts until well ground (do not process to nut butter stage, just til crumbly.) Add all remaining ingredients to food processor and blend until smooth. About 2 to 3 minutes, stopping occasionally to stir and full incorporate. Add water to your desired consistency.

Click here for information on why we love Baru Nuts.

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