Hemp Seed Pesto

Hemp Seed Pesto by Starting Solids Australia in a bowl with a basil garnish.

If you haven’t read our article on hemp seeds, then do yourself a favour and pop over to read it and learn all about the nutrition powerhouse that is the humble hemp seed! Filled with protein, omega 3 and 6, fibre and antioxidants it is a great little addition to your bub’s diet. 

This hemp pesto packs a punch by using a lot of seeds to really boost the nutrition. With fresh basil, garlic and lemon juice bringing the flavour, this freezer friendly (and dairy free!) little pesto recipe is a winner. 

Hemp Seed Pesto


½ a cup of hemp seeds 

1 tsp of minced garlic

1 cup of spinach (frozen is fine)

1 cup of fresh basil leaves 

2 tbs lemon juice 

1 tsp lemon rind 

¼ cup of olive oil 

1 tsp Dijon mustard 

2 tbs water


What to do:

Pop it all in the food processor and blitz! 


Serving ideas:

  • Mixed through pasta! Make it creamy but adding a little milk or yogurt too and add some roasted cherry tomatoes for a pop of citrus 
  • Spread it on toast and add some avocado 
  • Sauce for veggies (great through roast potatoes too!)
  • Add it to egg to make a pesto omelette 
  • Perfect for a savoury muffin recipe

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