Sacha Inchi Seed Pesto

Sacha inchi seed pesto
  • Difficulty
  • Flavor
  • Course
  • Estimated Time
    3 Minutes
  • Yield
    1 1/2 cups


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


In this homemade pesto recipe, sacha inch seeds replace 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 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!