Sacha Inchi Seed Pesto

Updated: Oct 14, 2019

Sacha inchi seed pesto
General Information
  • DifficultyEasy
  • FlavorSavory
  • CourseMain
  • Estimated Time3 minutes
  • Yield1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • Sacha Inchi Seeds
    Sacha Inchi Seeds
  • Basil
    Basil
  • Garlic
    Garlic
  • Nutritional yeast
    Nutritional yeast
  • Olive Oil
    Olive Oil
  • Black Pepper
    Black Pepper
  • Salt
    Salt
  • Water
    Water
  • Lemon Juice
    Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup of Sacha Inchi Seeds
  • 2 cups of Basil (fresh)
  • 4 cloves of Garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of Nutritional yeast
  • 4 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons of Water
  • 1 tablespoon of Lemon Juice

Directions

In this homemade pesto recipe, sacha inchi replaces the pine nuts, bringing a wide array of essential nutrients to the table. These South American seeds contain all essential amino acids, which are not produced in the human and have to be supplied from food. As such, they are a valuable source of protein for maintaining and building muscle mass. Sacha inchi seeds also are rich in omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids needed for cardiovascular health. Paired with aromatic basil and garlic, this homemade pesto with sacha inchi seeds is a delicious idea for a healthy dinner.

  1. Place all of the ingredients, except for the sacha inchi seeds, in a food processor and process until creamy.(2 minutes)
  2. Then add the sacha inchi seeds and pulse until they are coarsely chopped.(1 minute)
  3. Serve with pasta of choice!