Dips & Spreads

Garden Box Pesto

GARDEN BOX PESTO

INGREDIENTS

o   1 bunch of basil (1 packed cup)

o   1 bunch of parsley (1 packed cup)

o   1 bunch of cilantro (1 packed cup)

o   1 bunch of mint (1 packed cup)

o   2-3 cloves of garlic

o   ½ cup of pumpkin seeds

o   Juice of ½ lemon

o   ½ cup of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil

o   Sea Salt, to taste

 METHOD

1. Wash the fresh herbs in a fine mesh strainer removing any dirt or debris.  Remove any large stems.

2. Combine the garlic cloves, pumpkin seeds, fresh herbs and lemon juice into the food processor and pulse until well combined

3. Gradually add extra virgin olive oil in a steady drizzle to the food processor until it turns into a smooth paste.

4. Add sea salt to taste

5. Store in the fridge in an airtight container

PESTO INSPO

  • Use as a spread on wraps or sandwiches
  • Toss into whole grain salads, potato salads, or green salads
  • Toss into a brown rice spaghetti pasta
  • Scramble into eggs
  • Bake ontop of chicken or fish
  • Add to a bean dip such as white bean pesto dip, or pesto hummus
  • Add a dollop ontop of soups such as tomato

#GirlBoss Beet Hummus

This recipe is inspired by my dear friend & role model, Alex Troll (Co-Owner of The Juicery Co.) who truly is the definition of a #GirlBoss. You can still be busy and eat healthy! After all, it's going to help you stay energized, think clearly, and be your best busy.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of chickpeas, or 1 can of chickpeas

  • Note: if you are using canned chickpeas, choose BPA-free cans. Remember to rinse the beans as well!

  •  2 small beets, peeled and steamed until soft

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 1/4 cup. of tahini

  • ¼ cup of cold-pressed virgin olive oil

  •  1 tbsp. of miso paste

  • Black pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Peel the beets and slice into quarters. In a double boiler, steam beets until tender.

  2.  In a food processor, add chickpeas, cooked beets, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, miso, and black pepper.

  3.  Blend until smooth!

* If you want more flavour from the beets, try roasting them!