Raw Food Recipes + Vegan

A Twist on a Classic
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I enjoy pesto, it's a classic Italian sauce that tastes great with just about anything. I'm not quite sure what possessed me to try this classic with pumpkin seeds. It could have been I didn't have pine nuts and the green, sweet and nutty tasting seed was calling. Whatever the reason, this raw food twist is something you should try.

RAW RECIPE (photos)

Pumpkin Seed Pesto
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
2 clove of garlic, minced
3/4 cup basil leaves
1 bunch coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley , leaves only
Juice of one lemon
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt

1 Combine the pumpkin seeds and garlic in a food processor. Pulse on and off, until the seeds are almost ground.

2 Add basil, parsley and lemon juice. Stream in olive oil. Scrap down the sides with a spatula in between pulses), until all the ingredients are combined.

3 Transfer to a bowl and season with sea salt. Serve with carrot and zucchini noodles.

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Pumpkin seeds are a very good source of the minerals magnesium, and phosphorous, and a good source of iron, copper, protein and zinc.
This raw food recipe uses an ingredient from March's The Daily Raw Recipe Challenge.

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A Twist on a Classic + Vegan