What I honestly think of Zest & Zing's Vegan Pesto

Zest & Zing saw my Avocado Pesto Recipe Here! and asked me if I would try their Vegan Pesto.. so I did and this is what I thought!

On first impression, when I opened Zest & Zing's post, their packaging was stylish and the attached wooden spoon a really cute touch! 

Also, the herbs smelt amazing! All a good start, but I just didn't understand how this was called pesto when it wasn't a paste with olive oil - though I got why it wouldn't have Parmesan cheese (duh! it's vegan!) and then I got more used to the idea - for example, one can just add the oil to the herbs when cooking, and so, I thought to go along with it and see how it would turn out and I am sooo glad I did.

This stuff is delicious and adds such tastiness to your dish! Whatever you make, it enhances it. I first tried the recipe that is on the Zest & Zing's website. It was easy to follow, so simple in fact, that as I was cooking it I said to myself, this can't really end up tasting like much but it actually tasted incredible for a simple pasta dish ! Here is their recipe https://www.zestandzing.co.uk/blogs/spices-recipes/pasta-with-pesto-tuna-cherry-tomatoes

*Pics here of me trying out the above recipe (though I regrettably didn't use fusilli)

 I then tried my own variations - as you can see below and as I'm not vegan or going dairy free atm, with different cheeses. Later I added it to cheese on toast, my own made up bruschetta and basically, I add it to anything I feel like! It's just soo convenient and honestly makes anything taste yummier! I cooked a dish for a friend and he said that normally he doesn't like pesto sauce as he finds them too oily and he loved this as it had the taste but without any oiliness. 

I was surprisingly impressed and now want to try their other products, starting with their Lebanese Seven & Paella!

So there you have it, Zest & Zing, you definitely have my approval and I look forward to trying more of your spices.

Zest & Zing are selling the following on their site:

Vegan Pesto
Hummus spice
Harissa Spice
Ras el Hanout
Porcini Mushroom
Lebanese Seven
Mexican Mole blend

*Disclaimer - I have not been paid for this blog post and my opinion is very much my own. 

Raha x


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