Sun-Dried Tomato & Smoked Almond Pesto Sauce

Sun-Dried Tomato & Smoked Almond Pesto Sauce
Serves: 1 Cup (or eight ⅛ cup servings)
This sauce has a smoky and lemony flavor that is great for mixing with pasta or drizzling on vegetables, potatoes, seafood, soups or rice.
  • ½ cup Smoked dry roasted almonds (or) homemade soaked, sprouted, dehydrated nuts
  • ¼ cup Lemon juice, fresh
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated (preferably organic)
  • 1-1/4 tsp. Minced garlic
  • ⅛ cup Sun-dried tomato paste (preferably organic)
  • 1 Tbls. Dried Holy Basil flakes (Tulsi) or 3 Tbls. fresh chopped Holy Basil* (preferably organic)
  • ½ cup Olive oil, organic, cold pressed, extra virgin (preferably unfiltered)
  1. Process all ingredients (except oil) in a food processor with a metal blade or in a blender until smooth.
  2. Slowly drizzle oil into the mixture while machine is running until all is poured and mixture has emulsified.
  3. Transfer mixture to a small container with a lid, refrigerate.
PER SERVING: 196 Calories; 19g Fat; 3g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 2mg Cholesterol; 48mg Sodium.

*Note: If Holy Basil, also called “Tulsi” (which is a good adaptogin to help cope with stress) is not available, common Italian Sweet Basil can be used as a substitute.


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