Thursday, August 02, 2012

Raw Pesto Sauce with Kelp Noodles Recipe

Happy Birthday Chef Bliss!

The NZ team celebrated with a raw food feast in honor of our founder's birthday today!

One of our favorites was created by a member of our staff & was adapted from the book; Raw Food Made Easy For 1 or 2 People by Jennifer Cornbleet .

Raw Pesto Sauce

Raw Pesto Sauce Served on Kelp Noodles
Delicious simple raw Pesto sauce. This is one of the easiest, quickest recipes to make for an incredible tasting sauce. 

Ingredients:

•2 cups basil leaves (fresh); stems removed, tightly packed
1 handful of fresh spicy arugula
1/4 c raw olive oil
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp pink salt
1/4 cup raw pine nuts; may substitute with other raw nuts such as cashews, walnut, pecan, etc. 
kelp noodles

 Place the basil, olive oil, garlic and salt in a food processor fitted with the S blade, and process until the basil is chopped.

Add the pine nuts and process until smooth. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

Do not over process, you should still see flecks of pine nuts throughout. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Pesto will keep for 5 days. Don't be afraid to get creative with it and add in whatever nuts & greens you may have on hand! The original recipe does not call for arugula but was thrown in last minute to make up for not having quite enough basil - and we loved the spiciness it added!

Pour over kelp noodles that have been soaking in water and sea salt overnight & serve. We served it on heirloom tomatoes & with fresh basil leaves from the Natural Zing farm.

Stock up on kelp noodles now & try a different variety of sauces every night! A case of kelp noodles is on sale for a limited time - Get them here .

Enjoy!

1 comment:

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