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Tuna Pesto? Most of us are not eating a lot of tuna these days. But I keep this recipe in my rotation because it is so easy and fast to make, and it’s versatile – it can pair with¬†anything from gluten free pasta (for picky eaters working on transition away from grains) to green beans, cauliflower, or baked potato. You can also vary the sunflower in it for walnut or pine nut, depending on allergies in your house. It’s a good recipe in a pinch.

Note: Worcestershire sauce is hard to find gluten free, and without stuff like corn syrup – but it is a major piece of the puzzle in this recipe’s flavor. Don’t skip it. Find The Wizard’s brand gluten free, organic, vegan version and keep it on hand for this and other occasions calling for this complex condiment.

Paleo Tuna Pesto
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An unexpected variation on the usual pesto! If your family tolerates nuts, try this with walnuts or pine nuts. Haven't tried this yet with salmon, but that may also be delicious. Let me know! Try this also as a sandwich or crostini spread, packable school lunch dip, or on pasta.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Paleo Tuna Pesto
Print Recipe
An unexpected variation on the usual pesto! If your family tolerates nuts, try this with walnuts or pine nuts. Haven't tried this yet with salmon, but that may also be delicious. Let me know! Try this also as a sandwich or crostini spread, packable school lunch dip, or on pasta.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Start your vegetables: Green beans, cauliflower or Romanesco are delicious with this sauce. Steam, roast, or sear to desired doneness, about 15 minutes. While these are cooking, assemble the sauce.
  2. You will need a food processor or immersion blender to make this sauce. Place half the olive oil in first, then add the drained tuna, sunflower seeds, lemon wedge (washed first), Worcestershire, and herbs. Slowly add the remaining olive oil, and process until smooth.
  3. When buying tuna, look for a product that has these specs
  4. Once blended, here is the consistency you're after. Adjust salt and pepper at this point to your taste
  5. Toss sauce over warmed vegetables and serve.
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