Posts tagged oil free pesto
Spinach and Basil Oil Free Pesto

What is better than a big bowl of -anything really!- topped with a heaping dollop of fresh homemade pesto? If you read last week's post on how toppings helped me go vegan (with a super cute topping idea printable for your fridge!), you know I'm a fan of adding some fun into all my dishes. Pesto is definitely one of my go to sides or toppings for everything from pasta, pizza, baked sweet potatoes, veggie bowls, burgers, sandwiches and wraps, even salads! Pesto is one of those sauces that is bursting with flavor. The store-bought kind however is choc-full of oil, and even these large queantities of healthier oils like olive oil are not good for the body. I make my pesto by using natural whole food fats, which not only add creaminess and richness, but they have all the fiber and nutrients that are lost when you extract oils from their original sources. 

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Boy am I excited with the videos we're sharing with all our members today. This dish is so good for you, yet it is incredibly filling and the textures and flavors will make you go wild! Don't be fooled by its super healthy look, this one is a total favorite at our house and it will fill your body up with so much goodness you'll be making it all the time.

Did I mention the fact that it's gluten free and raw? This means there's no cooking required so it's almost impossible to mess it up. All you need is a food processor, and I use a mandolin slicer to cut up the zucchini but this is completely optional since you could use a knife or even a vegetable peeler. 

The thin zucchini strips are layered with a delicious almond herb ricotta and everything is topped with a pistachio, spinach and basil pesto that is simply divine.

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