Green Hemp Pesto Pasta

Posted by Donna-Marie Pye on



With Earth Day around the corner, we couldn't be any more conscious of how our actions are impacting our world right now. We've added hemp seeds to this herb-forward pesto instead of nuts for a power packed pasta dish that is as delicious as it is healthy.


  • 1 lb linguine 

Hemp Pesto

  • 2 cups chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cups lightly packed parsley (including stems)
  • 1/2 cup raw shelled hemp seeds
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 grated Parmesan cheese, divided


  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions; reserving 1/2 cup of the cooling liquid.
  2. Hemp Pesto: Meanwhile, in food processor, pulse together basil, parsley, hemp seeds, garlic, salt and pepper gradually add oil and vinegar to this steady stream until smooth.
  3. Scrape into a large bowl; stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and 1/2 cup Parmesan. Add pasta and reserved cooking liquid; toss to coat well. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.

Makes 6 servings

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  • I have attended many on-line cooking classes with Relish. The classes are very informative and I have cooked some amazing meals. You will not be disappointed so try it!!

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