I’m calling this the mean green sandwich because it’s full of raw, good-for-you awesomesauce and they’re open face because I like to look my meal in the eye. Fortunately these don’t have any eyes because I have issues with that. The first thing I did was make a basil garlic spread using the following:
1 very large handful of basil leaves
5-6 peeled garlic cloves
1/4 cup of pumpkin pits
1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 tsp Meyer lemon olive oil
2 tbsp veganaise
1/2 tsp flake red pepper
1/2 cup of water (you might not use all of it)
I blended all of that up, adding water as needed to form a spreadable texture. We spread it on sliced, toasted gluten-free bread and topped it with spinach and avocado.
I added a lot of extra flake red pepper because I’m just that kind of girl. This was a fast and delicious meal. The buttery avocado was a great contrast to the spicy basil and pesto. The nuttiness of the bread and hemp reminded me I was getting a heaping dose of omega fatty acids and protein to go with my antioxidants and iron. It would have been great in a nori wrap with sprouts too for a real raw meal! Maybe we’ll do that next time and until then, nom on!
This is Christie, signing off!
Yum and easy!
Secretly I’m lazy.
yess I love this kind of stuff! looks fantastic 😀
I was in Washington a few days ago and the dearth of blackberries made me think of you. Here in Florida we’ve got avocado like you’ve got blackberries. The grass is always greener, right?
Whoa are you serious? Avocados like we’ve got blackberries would be heaven! …coz we’ve got *a lot* of blackberries…Believe me, the grass is definitely greener on your side! haha
Seriously… I’d love to make blackberry-basil sauce for pasta, blackberry cashew cheese and arugula salad and blackberry cobbler and maybe some blackberry beer… blackberry butter… blackberry parfait…
whaaat blackberry butter? pasta sauce? that all sounds so awesome! I didn’t even know you could do all that with blackberries! …Only problem is those blackberry bushes are so thorny that by the time I’m done picking a bucket I look down at my hands and I can’t even tell what’s berry juice and what’s blood D:
Yeah, I totally hear that. I still have scratches all over my legs and only remember the joy of eating the blackberries.