Two New Vegan / Dairy-Free Pestos


Basiltops PestoVista, California, July 2007 – Recently, an article in the LA Times written by Janet Cromley came through our kitchen and caught our attention! “Soy’s New Competition: Hemp,” was truly a nutritional wake-up call.

Traditionally, hemp has been used commercially to make a diverse group of products, like rope and paper. Now, we have learned that this versatile plant’s seeds have remarkable nutritional properties. . 

Basiltops PestoJust two tablespoons of hemp seeds contain 11 grams of protein with no cholesterol. And they are a great source of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids! Preliminary research also indicates that these fatty acids may reduce the risk of cardiovascular events.

So, in recognition of this important nutritional discovery, Basiltops has created a new line of hemp based sauces. Hemp Seed Pesto, the mild, dairy free-vegan pesto, and its spicy counterpart, Pesto Gangisimo, are the most nutritious and delicious pesto sauces on the market today. Expect to see these two products on the shelves of your favorite Basiltops retailer very soon. In the meantime, you can order from us directly by visiting our website.

Enter our monthly recipe contest for a chance to win pesto prizes.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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