• Cooking Time:
  • Servings: 8-10
  • Preparation Time:


Many “Planners” are reporting great success with weight loss when adding hemp seeds to their meals.


  • • 1 cup shelled hemp seeds
  • • 2 tightly packed cups of fresh basil
  • • 1/2 tsp salt
  • • Freshly ground black pepper
  • • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • • 1 clove garlic, minced (2 cloves if
  • you’re a garlic fan)
  • • 2/3 cup water
  • • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • Place hemp seeds in a food processor fitted with the S blade. Grind till they’re powdery.
  • Add basil and pulse to combine well.
  • Add salt, pepper, lemon, garlic, and pulse
  • again.
  • With the motor running, add water in a thin stream, as if you were making a nut pate. Stop once in a while to scrape the bowl.
  • Keep adding water until the pesto is still quite thick, but not pasty.
  • Keep motor running, and finish the pesto by drizzling in the 2 tbsp EVOO. This isn’t necessary, but it’ll give the pesto a more
  • traditional flavor.

Categories: Condiment, Sauce  Snack 

Author Credit: Lyn Genet

Website Credit: http://lyngenet.com

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