Raw pumpkin butter and Vin nature
Seed butter pesto
Today I made a raw lasange for lunch at Stockholms Matmarknad. I traded the usual nut based cream for pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin seeds is an alternative to nut butters and pestos for those with food allergies. It is a great source of protein, vitamins A, E and C, zinc, calcium, iron and potassium. It also contains the valuable omega 6 and 9 essential fatty acids.
When making a real pesto no mixer is needed. I use a cutting board, knife and a mortel.
But to make the pesto more like a butter I used a high powerd Vitamix to really make it creamy.
Some of the best basil you can get is Swedish and from Åkerby Handelsträdgård and can be bought at the market.
To make this pumpkin seed butter/pesto you need:
4 dl of pumpkin seeds.
3 dl of coldpressed olive oil.
Zest and juice from 1 lemon.
2 tbs of agave nectar. I used raw honey from our roof tops. City bee hive farming a couple of stories up in the air.
1 1/2 tbs of salt.
5-7 dl of good fresh basil.
Mix a little bit at a time in mixer. Always pour liquid or in this case oil first to avoid the seeds and leaves to get stuck.
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