Sunflower Seed Pesto by Chef Tyler
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This nut-free pesto uses toasted sunflower seeds as a fresh alternative to the sauce traditionally made with pine nuts.
1 clove(s), medium
Grated Parmesan cheese
Fresh lemon juice
Crushed red pepper flakes
⅛ tsp(s), (pinch)
- In a small saute pan, toast the sunflower seeds gently over medium-low heat, about 3-4 minutes.
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor except the oil. Pulse a few times to break down the basil and seeds. Run the food processor and slowly stream in the olive oil until emulsified. The sauce will be fairly thick.
- Yields 1 cup.
Serving size: 1 Tbsp