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Vegan Pesto Recipe

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Vegan Pesto Recipe

Vegan pesto

This vegan pesto recipe tastes surprisingly like the real thing! Toss with pasta, use as a pizza sauce or serve with bread or crackers for an appetizer. Vegan pesto is very quick and easy to make as long as you have a good food processor. This is also a raw foods recipe. Looking for more dairy-freeand cheeseless pesto recipes? Try this artichoke pesto or a flavorful roasted red pepper pesto.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup pine nuts (other nuts, such as almonds or walnuts may be substituted)
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Combine all ingredients in a food processor until nuts are ground. Pesto should still have texture and not be completely smooth. Add more salt and pepper to taste and enjoy! One variation is to add 1/2 cup rehydrated sun-dried tomatoes. For a lower fat version replace half the oil with soy milk.

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 5 out of 5
, Guest Nikolay

Inexplicably delicious, even better than the cheese version! I used cashew. Next time brazilian nut, maybe? There will definitely be next time, probably tomorrow.

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