One of our close friends has a nut allergy. Not, as I originally typed, a ‘butt’ allergy. As far as I know, she is fine with butts.
She has never eaten pesto. Ponder that for a second. No pesto. Ever.
I was watering our basil one day and thinking about how to remedy this situation and I turned to my faithful pal, the internet.
Sunflower seeds. THE DELICIOUS ANSWER WAS THERE ALL ALONG!
I grabbed handfuls of basil and ran to the food processor. I was going to make this happen for her. Yes indeed.
So I whizzed up all the pesto ingredients and, revelation time, sunflower seed pesto is infinitely more delicious than ‘normal’ pesto. Dump the nuts and go seeds, folks. You won’t regret it.
And our nut-free friend enjoyed it too. Continue reading