Vegan Edamame Pesto

Hey Everyone!

Oh, what lovely weather we’ve been having recently in the UK. It’s my birthday in a couple of weeks and knowing my luck by the time it comes around the rain will be pouring down once again.

During this warm weather I have been craving lighter meals, and one of the things I’ve been loving to do is make interesting salads and light pasta dishes. I’m not a fan of salad at all, but sometimes you just can’t hack a carb filled meal on a hot day.

Pesto is one of my favourite pasta sauces and chicken marinades too, and this week I decided to make myself a pesto inspired sauce to use with my pastas and salads. It is a recipe which is super simple, full of protein and it’s not fatty either, in fact, I have the stats for it on MyFitnessPal:

So without me chattering on, here’s my simple recipe for a versatile sauce which you can use with any meal!

Vegan Edamame Pesto

Ingredients:

  • 200g edamame beans (boiled)
  • 1 large bunch basil (stalks included)
  • 2 gloves garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

1. Prepare all ingredients. If you are using frozen edamame, pop them in the microwave for 2 minutes to warm them up.

2. Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth.

3. Use on top of your favourite dishes!

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