The pesto sauce comes from Genoa, a city located in the northeast of Italy. This delight has a great variety of very healthy versions, and you could say all of them very lucky: lettuce pesto, avocado pesto, among others and …vegan spinach pesto!
The original pasta sauce Genovese pesto has Parmesan cheese, garlic cloves, fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, virgin olive oil and a touch of salt. Instead, our version of vegan pasta pesto It contains walnuts, garlic cloves, spinach, a touch of basil, olive oil, and a pinch of salt.
Although the most traditional consider that "there is only one sauce to pesto", it is interesting to mention that pesto in Italy itself, has several versions. Furthermore, "pesto" itself refers to the method by which the sauce is obtained, that is, the process in the mortar. "Pesto" comes from "pestare", the meaning of which is to pound with mortar. Based on this, any pasta sauce prepared in mortar could be pesto and not exclusively the recipe with basil.
Apparently the origin of the pesto is in the "agliata", a sauce that fishermen used to preserve food. The "agliata" contained oil, tomato, garlic and vinegar. Later, basil that came from northeast Italy was added, thanks to the abundance of its production in the area. Lucky coincidence … this is the kitchen!
This spinach pasta sauce Vegan has a wide variety of possibilities: it can be consumed in salads, puree, pizza, pastry, omelette, rolls, sandwiches, pancakes, sandwiches, appetizers, hamburgers, empanadas and … as far as your imagination goes!
3 diners 30m Accompaniment Low difficulty Additional features: Medium cost, Recommended for vegans, No cooking, Italian recipes Ingredients:
- 2 garlic cloves
- 6 jars of fresh spinach
- Olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon of ground almonds (optional)
- 50 grams of Peeled walnuts
Steps to follow to make this recipe: 1
Put all the ingredients and utensils in your workspace. Everything is ready to prepare this tasty vegan pesto pasta sauce with nuts!
Crush the garlic in the mortar and reserve. The traditional pesto was crushed in mortar, so we are going to imitate the tradition but with the vegan pasta pesto.
Crush in the mortar spinach and basil together. Reservation. The wood in the utensils helps maintain the freshness of herbs and vegetables. How green is our vegan pesto sauce!
Trick: Transfer all the mixture to a bowl.
Use a bowl to better crush the herbs. Shred a little more, until it's a paste. Add the oil, garlic and salt. We're almost done with the spinach pasta sauce!
Add the nuts crushed in the sauce. Mix the vegan basil pesto very well. Do not worry if you find any bit of nuts or herbs resegated.
How easy and healthy! Without a doubt, this spinach pasta sauce It is an excellent culinary vegan option. Saves you from trouble!
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Tips for an exquisite pesto sauce:
Traditionally the pesto pasta was prepared with mortar, but today you can use a kitchen assistant or utensil designed to crush or crush. The interesting thing about the original recipe is that during the process of "crushing" using the mortar, you preserve more of the flavor and the leaves wilt less. It may influence that the mortar is made of wood and not metal, as are usually the blades of kitchen helpers. In addition, it is always better to crush the leaves without cooking them, however to soften them a little and make our work easier, we can cook them for 5 minutes. Remember that they are undercooked to preserve their benefits.
If you decide to prepare this recipe of vegan pesto with walnuts As I suggest, you can chop the leaves into small pieces and thus facilitate crushing in the mortar. You can break the leaves with your hands or a lettuce knife, ultimately using the knife of a lifetime. If you have a small mortar, replace the base with a deep bowl and use the accompanying wooden utensil to crush.
There are some ingredients that you can substitute for others to prepare the pthis vegan basil. If you don't have pineapples, you can replace them with: almonds or walnuts. Basil is replaced by beets, avocado, parsley or coriander, among others. Parmesan or Italian pecorino cheese is replaced by yeast, if you are celiac check if it is gluten-free. Garlic can be substituted for onion. Olive oil for some vegetable oil, however, in this case the original ingredient is preferable. Remember, it is recommended to remove the vein from the center of the garlic, to make it easier to digest.