Fresh Pesto Dip / Sauce

Fresh Vegan Pesto Dip / Sauce

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This bright fresh vegan pesto dip is quick and easy to throw together and is perfect as a dip, a sandwich spread, or as a pasta sauce.



1. Process all ingredients in a food processor into a uniform consistency.

2. Transfer to a glass storage jar or container and enjoy! Keep refrigerated.


*To pre-soak nuts: place in a glass bowl, cover with water, and leave to soak for 4 hours (or overnight in the fridge). Then strain and discard the water. For a quick pre-soak, cover with boiled water and soak for 15 mins, then strain and discard water. (Note: this technique doesn’t preserve the nutrition of the recipe as well as the traditional soaking technique above). Additional Note: the purpose of soaking the nuts is to re-hydrate them and plump them up for blending into a smooth, cheesecake-like consistency. Proper soaking techniques also maximize nutrition and digestibility. If you’re interested in learning more about nut soaking and other dessert prep tips and tricks, I delve into these subjects in detail in my book Unconventional Treats.

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