Basil and Pumpkin Seed Pesto (vegan, paleo, low histamine) / Pesto od bosiljka i bučinih sjemenki (veganski, paleo, niskohistaminski)

Dear friends, I wish you all a bit belated very merry Christmas and that you thoroughly enjoy the rest of the holidays and festivities. I’m still recuperating a bit from the cleaning and cooking frenzy. As much as I try to keep everything low-key, it’s still difficult to resist the general tendency of going over the top. With the overflow of foodstuff, I haven’t cooked anything substantial since Christmas Eve.

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I’m sure I’m not the only one still gnawing on leftovers, so here’s a super quick and easy pesto recipe to brighten things up and dollop over your pasta, salads, roasted veggies or pretty much anything else you can think of. We had three really big indoor basil plants that were ripe and ready for harvest so pesto seemed like the best choice. If you’re going to do a bigger batch of pesto, and there really isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t, freeze whatever you have leftover for later.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 cup / 0.52 EUR)

Big handful of fresh basil (0.00 EUR / We grew it ourselves for free!)

2 tbsp pumpkin seeds (0.13 EUR)

3 cloves garlic (0.10 EUR)

2 tbsp coconut oil (0.27 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

METHOD:

Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse to desired consistency. Taste to adjust seasoning. Voila, your pesto is ready!

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Dragi prijatelji, svima vam sa malim zakašnjenjem želim jako sretan Božić i da puno guštate u ostatku blagdana i slavlja. Ja još uvijek dolazim k sebi od manije čišćenja i kuhanja. Koliko god se trudila da sve bude niskog intenziteta, i dalje mi je teško skroz se oduprijeti općoj tendenciji pretjerivanja. Sa svom tom količinom hrane, nisam skuhala ništa konkretno još od Badnjaka.

Sigurna sam da nisam jedina koja još žvače ostatke, tako da evo vam samo jedan brzinski i lagani recep za pesto sa kojim ćete podignuti i osvježiti tjesteninu, salate, pečeno povrće i bilo što drugo što vam padne na pamet. Mi smo doma u teglicama imali tri ogromna bosiljka koja su već neko vrijeme čekala da ih pobrstimo, pa se pesto činio kao najbolji izbor. Ako ćete raditi veću količinu pesta, a nema razloga da to ne napravite, sav višak možete slobodno smrznuti za kasnije.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 šalicu / 3,81 kn)

Veliki pregršt svježeg bosiljka (0,00 kn / Mi smo sami svoj uzgojili besplatno!)

2 žlice bučinih sjemenki (1,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

2 žlice kokosovog ulja (2,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Stavite sve sastojke u multipraktik i pulsirajte do željene gustoće. Kušajte i prilagodite začine. To je to, vaš je pesto spreman!

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Basil and Pumpkin Seed Pesto (vegan, paleo, low histamine) / Pesto od bosiljka i bučinih sjemenki (veganski, paleo, niskohistaminski)

7 thoughts on “Basil and Pumpkin Seed Pesto (vegan, paleo, low histamine) / Pesto od bosiljka i bučinih sjemenki (veganski, paleo, niskohistaminski)

    1. Oh, I agree with you. It’s never the same when it comes to homegrown vs. store bought. 😦 We don’t have options for growing things outdoors, so we’re limited to pots of herbs in our kitchen. Basil seems to like it the best – it always grows super lush.

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