Pine-Walnut Pesto & Kelp Noodles
Our Pine-Walnut Pesto recipe will show you that getting a little creative in the kitchen can go a long way. Something that makes this recipe a favorite is that it is gluten free fast food at its finest. The pasta is soaked kelp noodles, and the sauce takes only a few moments to prepare when you have the right tools. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free and guilt free.
Rinse kelp noodles in water and place in a bowl. Pour boiling water over noodles, cover and let sit for approximately 30 minutes. This procedure will soften the noodles.
Place Eatnuts.com Walnuts, Eatnuts.com Pine Nuts, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, yeast, and sea salt in a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix machine. Start on low speed, and gradually increase to medium-high until you get the texture you desire. If you prefer, add more walnuts and yeast for a thicker consistency, or add more olive oil for a thinner pesto.
Store in refrigerator up to 4 weeks, keeping a layer of olive oil on top of the pesto to retain freshness.
To serve, toss kelp noodles in pesto. Top with spinach, basil, and tomatoes.
The texture of the kelp noodles are divine. They are soft and go very well with the pesto sauce. The addition of tomatoes, spinach, and basil creates a fuller experience of eating a traditional pasta dish. The flavors of spinach and tomato balance out the pesto sauce, and the creamy taste of walnuts and pine nuts gives the pesto sauce the perfect amount of depth and density.Healthy Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Main Course Recipes, Beef-Free Recipes, Pine Nut Recipes, Lactose-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes, Walnut Recipes