Pesto Beans-on-Toast

Pesto Beans-on-Toast

Beans-on-Toast is a super simple, satisfying lunch option. Cook up whatever beans you have on hand (Rio Zape featured here) and add them on top of a classic or vegan version of pesto for a delicious mid-day bite. 

 

Classic Pesto 

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    • 2 cups basil leaves, tightly packed
    • 6 oz chunks of Parmesan (rind removed, cut into quarters)
    • 1/2 cup roasted nuts (try almonds, walnuts, pine nuts...you pick)
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
    • 1/2 cup of olive oil 

Add all the ingredients to a food processor, except the olive oil. Blend together. While the motor is running, pour in the olive oil and mix into a smooth paste 

 

Vegan Pesto 

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    • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
    • 2 cups of basil leaves, packed
    • 1 clove of garlic
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 1/4 cup olive oil

Add all the ingredients to a food processor, except the olive oil. Blend together. While the motor is running, pour in the olive oil and mix into a smooth paste 

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