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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
379
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 5 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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
40g
61%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
5g
2%
Vitamin A
77µg
9%
Vitamin C
8mg
13%
Vitamin E
6mg
28%
Vitamin K
98µg
100%
Calcium
91mg
9%
Fiber
0.6g
2.4%
Folate (food)
15µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
15µg
4%
Iron
1mg
5.4%
Magnesium
19mg
5%
Monounsaturated
28g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.3%
Phosphorus
54mg
8%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
121mg
3%
Sodium
244mg
10%
Zinc
0.5mg
3.2%