Looking for a delicious plant-based dressing for Memorial Day? I am sharing a very easy and very special Memorial Day Pesto recipe just for you! But guess what? I am terribly excited to introduce you to two other healthy ingredients to make this pesto with. This delicious paleo recipe is made with ingredients that are easy to find and you may very well already have them in your kitchen. So read on and let’s get to it.
TigerNuts and TigerNut Oil – If you are not familiar with TigerNuts yet, they are not actually nuts but small root vegetables. Around 2 million years ago in the heart of Africa, our paleo ancestors relied heavily upon this super-root, making up to 80% of their diet. TigerNuts are impressive since they are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, grain-free, vegan and raw! Plus, they are very high in prebiotic fiber, which resists digestion and helps our bodies to naturally develop probiotic bacteria, ensuring a strong immune system and eliminating various causes of fatigue, regulating body temperature, and preventing the onset of most modern diseases. TigerNuts are also popular for their weight-loss benefits and are high in iron, potassium, magnesium, and Vitamins C and E. I couldn’t be more excited to have a paleo pesto recipe full of health benefits, that’s great for our diet and hormones and which perfectly matches the paleo diet! For those of you wondering where I find TigerNuts, I have been using only USDA Certified 100% Organic and Non-GMO TigerNuts available in the U.S. through the company Organic Gemini. Also, for all my PaleOmazing readers, they are offering a 15% off discount off the wonderful products on their site: www.OrganicGemini.com. You simply use coupon code “PaleoVegan” at checkout. This code is good now and for as long as you are reading this on my site. A terrific deal!
I suggest using this TigerNut Pesto recipe to top your sandwich for a nutrient-dense lunch or snack. This dressing is also incredibly delicious on almost anything else or any other paleo meal such as pasta (zoodles!), veggies, fish, meat – you name it, it works! Note that TigerNut Pesto has a bit of a sweeter finish than your typical pesto, so plan accordingly. And don’t forget to add a touch of TigerNut Oil (sold through Organic Gemini) at the end! TigerNut Oil should be your new obsession! This high quality oil is extracted by a cold virgin process in order to ensure that it retains all the unique nutritious qualities of the TigerNut itself. The oil is golden brown in color and has a slight nutty taste. Yummy!
This recipe was provided by Organic Gemini for us all to enjoy on this very special day. Have a lovely Memorial Day!
Memorial Day Pesto Recipe
- 1 large handful of basil
- ½ cup hydrated TigerNuts (soaked overnight)
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tablespoons TigerNut oil
- Sea salt, to taste
- Place all ingredients into a food processor.
- Pulse until coarsely chopped.
- Add more oil and salt if desired.