Thursday, February 4, 2016

Savory Hemp Seed Pesto Truffles #FreshTastyValentines #sponsor #giveaway


I love making little savory truffles. You can't go wrong with cheese, right?! With some help from #FreshTastyValentines event sponsors - Bob's Red Mill and Gourmet Garden - these were super easy to make. Normally I make pesto in the blender, but because the Gourmet Garden pastes are ready-to-go, I just squeezed the pastes into a bowl and stirred. So. Easy.


Ingredients
Hemp Seed Pesto
  • 3 T basil paste (I used basil paste from Gourmet Garden)
  • 1 T lightly dried basil (I used lightly dried basil from Gourmet Garden)
  • 1 T garlic paste (I used garlic paste from Gourmet Garden)
  • 1/4 C hemp seed hearts (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/4 C grated parmesan
  • juice from 1 organic lemon (I used Meyer lemon because we have a tree in our backyard)
  • olive oil, as needed
Savory Truffles
  • 4 ounces chevre
  • 1 T hemp seed pesto
  • 1 to 2 T lightly dried basil (I used lightly dried basil from Gourmet Garden)
  • 1 to 2 T  hemp seed hearts (I used Bob's Red Mill)


Procedure
Hemp Seed Pesto
Place all of the ingredients - except the olive oil - in a bowl and stir to combine. Add olive oil until it's the texture you want.

Savory Truffles
Place chevre and pesto in a bowl and stir to combine.


Spoon the lightly dried basil and hemp seed hearts onto two different plates for rolling.


Scoop 1 teaspoon of the cheese mixture and roll into a ball. Roll to coat in either the basil or the hemp seed hearts. You can also leave it naked, too. I alternated. Once finished, chill until ready to serve.


Giveaway
Don't forget to check out the prizes and enter our #FreshTastyValentines Giveaway
HERE. You have the chance to win prizes from Bob's Red Mill and Gourmet Garden.


*Disclosure: I received complimentary product from Bob's Red Mill and Gourmet Garden for the creation of this post. This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.*


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10 comments:

  1. These are so beautiful! What a terrific savory treat to serve and share.

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  2. These look delicious, and for some silly reason never thought about using the Gourmet Garden pastes for pesto but you are right, so easy!

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  3. I love this Genius idea of using hemp seeds as the base for pesto. I am absolutely making this pesto.....perhaps on truffles but probably on pasta....yum

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  4. Yay! So glad that you love the savory truffle idea.

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  5. Yay! So glad that you love the savory truffle idea.

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  6. I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before! What a great idea!

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  7. I want those. Now. Such a great idea!

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  8. OMG, Camilla. These look delicious. Thanks to #FreshTastyValentines I think I have everything to make these for tomorrow's FB festivities!

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  9. What a great way to use the hemp seeds. And I think savory truffles are better than their sweet cousins. :)

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