Recipe: Vegan Pesto

Recipe for vegan pesto

Recipe for vegan pesto

Pesto. It’s healthy. It’s raw. We’re going to make it vegan. It’s really easy – I’ve been making it a lot lately. All you need is food processor. You don’t need to be exact with any of the ingredients – it’s very forgiving. Don’t worry, it’ll be delicious.


  • 2 packed cups of fresh basil (which happens to be the amount batches of fresh basil are sold in at grocery stores and farmer’s markets here)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup grape seed oil (if you don’t have any, just put more olive oil)
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 3-6 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • salt to taste
  • (optional) El Tapatio or cayenne pepper to taste

If you can’t handle a little spice, lay off the hot sauce, pepper, and don’t put too much garlic.

  1. Put all the ingredients into the food processor, and puree.

That’s it. Goes well with a pound of pasta.

One comment

  1. Rachel S says:

    So I made this for my parents for dinner last night, and they were raving about it. I think it’s going to be a weekly thing around here. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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