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Thrive Carolinas / Posts tagged "BASIL"

Creamy Basil Dressing

This Creamy Basil Dressing is great on salads and summer veggies! Ingredients: 1c cashews, raw and unsalted (water for soaking cashews) 1/2 cup oat milk (can sub other unsweetened plant milk) 1/4 cup olive oil 3 cups fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 2 T lemon juice 1/2 T onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp Italian seasoning 1 tsp salt Instructions: Cover the cashews with hot water and soak for 30min  Discard the soaking water (cashews can also soak overnight). Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor -- drained cashews, milk, oil, spices, basil leaves, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice. Blend on high for about 3 minutes until everything is creamy and smooth.  (You can add a little extra milk or olive...

Avocado Pesto

This Avocado Pesto recipe is a healthy alternative to your standard basil pesto recipe.   Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 1 cup packed fresh basil 1⁄4 cup salted or unsalted pistachios or walnuts (adjust by adding no salt if using salted) 2 T lemon juice 1⁄4 t pepper 3 garlic cloves 1⁄4 to 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend to a paste. Add additional olive oil or filtered water to achieve a smooth sauce. Toss 2-3 tablespoons of the pesto with cooked pasta, vegetable noodles, or quinoa, and top with protein and roasted vegetables. Toss 2 tablespoons of pesto with cut-up vegetables and roast at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes Toss 2-3 tablespoons of pesto with cut-up chicken, tofu...

Creamy Avocado Pasta

A simple, tasty and incredibly delightful creamy avocado pasta that can be on your plate in less than 30 minutes and will be ringing praise from the entire family! We appreciate Chungah at DamnDelicious for sharing this amazing recipe with us! What amazed us about this dish is the creamy consistency of the avocado sauce without using cream or butter. It's simple, all you need is a couple ripe avocados, fresh basil, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. It's a similar structure to our 30 Minute Pesto Pasta, but the taste is completely different. Give it a try this weekend! INGREDIENTS: 12 ounces spaghetti 2 ripe avocados, halved, seeded and peeled 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice Kosher salt and freshly...