Chickpea Pesto

Chickpea Pesto

  • What's in it? 

fresh basil, almonds, olive oil, water, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, garlic, chickpeas, carrot (for the sandwich - bread, fresh spinach or other leafy greens, tomato)

  • Where did I find it?

Thug Kitchen, Chickpea Pesto Sandwich
  • Why do I like it?

When someone posted this recipe on Facebook, I knew I wanted to foolproof it!  I have tried several non-dairy pesto recipes but haven't been satisfied with the results.  This one, however is a winner.  The recipe uses almonds instead of pine nuts and it makes all the difference.  This dish is really two recipes in one - you can use the pesto for other meals, spread on other sandwiches or toss with pasta.  It would probably be great on cauliflower steaks!  

This was my first time making a recipe from Thug Kitchen, although I have heard of them!  The wording is vulgar, so be warned if it would offend you.  I found I was laughing out loud as I read it and created this dish.

  • Any recipe notes or tweaks? 

I decided to cut down on the amount of oil by half and the recipe still worked well.