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Vegan Besto Pesto Extra Garlicky
From: David Kashevaroff - San Francisco, California, USA

Serves 2-3 vegans. sauce takes 10 minutes to prepare

  • 2 cups of Basil ( or 1 cup basil and 1 cup Spinnach)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup firm tofu (keep some close by to thicken)
  • lots of garlic cloves. (10 is good)
  • 1/4+ lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • olive oil
  • salt
Compive basil, pine nuts, tofu, garlic, lemon juice and Tahini in blender. Blend untill smooth. You will probably need to add more lemon juice untill it starts to process. Add salt and Olive Oil too if you like. Toss in small chunks of tofu while blending if you want to thicken sauce. Pour over some freshly cooked angel hair, toss arround and serve hot.

You may toast the pine nuts to bring out the flavor of the pine nuts. You may also replace pine nuts with walnuts. Omit oil and replace with more lemon juice to lessen fat content. I'm only reccomending angel hair pasta, its my favorite, as well as Lazlows.