Here’s a unique, jazzed up pesto recipe made with fresh baby spinach, hemp seeds, arugula, coriander, and Parmesan. Use as a sauce, topping, or pasta filling.
By Ariel Rebel
Here’s a fun and “jazzed up” pesto recipe made with fresh baby spinach, hemp seeds, arugula, coriander, Parmesan and more! The first time I made this, it was to go with some homemade raviolis stuffed with light ricotta and feta cheese. Delicious! To make the pasta sauce, I stretched a few tablespoons of this pesto with coconut milk and a tab more garlic (I’m obsessed with garlic so taste before adding more) and just like that, I had made an flavorful and creamy sauce. Later that week, I used it for grilling some juicy steaks and even made a dip for the meat! Both experiences were very welcomed by everybody who had the chance to taste it.
- 1 cup of chopped baby spinach
- ¼ cup of chopped basil leaves
- ⅓ cup of arugula
- 4 tablespoons of hemp seeds
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- ¼ cup of chopped coriander
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- ⅓ cup of grated Parmesan
- salt and pepper to adjust the taste to your liking.
- Add all your ingredients in a food processor.
- Blend till you get a smooth pesto consistency.
- Use immediately or freeze in portions for later use.
Canadian food blogger, model and web designer Ariel Rebel was born in Montreal in 1985. Her love for food started at a young age by looking at her grand mother cooking pie after pie while she was trying to steal some uncooked dough from the counter. Ariel inspiration for recipes comes from her French Canadian roots mix with all her traveling memories and the countless hours she spent running around Montreal to taste all the different culinary cultures. Her passion for cooking big dinners for her friends and family never ceases to increase every year and that's what motivate her to keep learning new skills while experimenting in her kitchen at much as she can. On her blog (ZestyandSpicy.com) Ariel shares with the world her passion for flavorful and healthy recipes while blogging small pieces of her life as a model and a web entrepreneur.