Go Raw Watermelon Seed Pesto

Go Raw Watermelon Seed Pesto
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Don the luck of the Irish with this unexpected twist on traditional pesto, made with highly nutritious, high-protein Go Raw ​sprouted seeds. Pair with Irish soda bread for a more authentic St. Paddy’s Day spread.

4
Servings
553
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3  Cups  fresh basil leaves, packed
  • cloves garlic
  • 1  Cup  sprouted watermelon seeds, such as Go Raw Sprouted Watermelon Seeds
  • 1/2  Cup  extra virgin olive oil, plus 3 tbsp if planning to freeze
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4  Cup  nutritional yeast (for vegan) or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Directions

Place basil, garlic, and watermelon seeds into a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.

Add 1/2 cup of olive oil, plus the nutritional yeast or cheese, and process until blended and then transferring to ask air-tight container once frozen.

Notes: Can be frozen for up to three months; thaw fully before using. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
47g
67%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
13g
10%
Protein
24g
52%
Vitamin A, RAE
419µg
60%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
27mg
36%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
624µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
335mg
34%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
102µg
26%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
99mg
31%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
200mg
29%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
419mg
28%
Water
146g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Watermelon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Watermelon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.