CF, DF, EF, FF, GF, GRF, MF, NUTF, SOYF, SUF, YF
Protein-rich pesto, with green beans, broccoli & lentils
Remove the outer hard bits on the broccoli stems first with a paring knife. Steam the broccoli + green beans, and cook the lentils, then add to a high speed with the rest of the ingredients. Add enough water and whip to a smooth consistency. Let cool or refrigerate before serving. Great with julienned veggies such as Cucumber, Bell Pepper and Zucchini or with your fave crackers.
Calling all Coriander lovers! This makes a mean green pesto, high in anti-oxidants from the Broccoli and rich in protein from the Green Beans and Lentils.
The dominant taste is refreshing Cilantro, but you have options here:
If you find the spread too thick, simply add more water OR use 1/2 cup lentils first, puree the spread, then see if you want to add the other 1/2 cup.
Feel free to use more miso and/or add sea salt, as you prefer. Adding in a touch of kelp or dulse granules can add a nice touch here :)
Final tidbit: if you have some leftover Lentils (or other cooked Beans), plus greens (such as Broccoli, Green Beans, but could be Kale, Chard, Spinach, etc.), easy-peasy to throw them in the blender with some fresh herbs, and presto-change-o, there's your pesto ;)
As always, Enjoy :)
CF= Corn Free DF= Dairy Free EF= Egg Free FF= Fat Free GF= Gluten Free GRF= Grain Free MF= Meat Free NUTF= Nut Free SALF= Salt Free SOYF= Soy Free SUF= Sugar Free YF= Yeast Free
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