Versatile No Oil Spinach-Flax Pesto or Pizza Base

by | Mar 19, 2020 | Recipes, Sauces & Gravies


2 cups packed fresh spinach

¾ cup walnuts

3 tablespoons flaxseeds, preferably golden

1/3 cup water

2 cloves garlic

3 tablespoons yeast flakes

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 ½ teaspoons basil

½ teaspoon salt


Toast walnuts in a saucepan over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently to heat evenly.

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Yield: 1 ½ cups

Serving ideas:

1. Use as a spread on crackers or biscuits.

2. Add a little extra water and lemon juice and use a salad dressing.

3. Can also be used as a pizza sauce base, adding diced or chopped toppings such as onion, garlic, olives, and tomatoes, and then bake. When baked, sprinkle dried parsley on top of pizza.

Source: Journal of Health and Healing, Volume 25, Number 3, (reprinted)

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