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Amazing Vegan Pesto

Amazing Vegan Pesto


  • Author: Ingrid DeHart
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x

Description

This pesto is dairy free and so good. Nutritional yeast adds the cheesy flavor and lots of B vitamins.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups tightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped (to taste)
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Celtic Sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

Instructions

  1. Place the basil, pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor fitted with the S blade.
  2. Pulse to combine, until the mixture is coarsely ground.
  3. Turn the motor on and pour the olive oil in a thin stream.
  4. Add the sea salt, pepper, lemon, and nutritional yeast. Pulse a few more times to combine.
  5. Store in the refrigerator in a glass jar. It will keep about 4 days.

Notes

You can make this vegan pesto with walnuts instead of pine nuts if you prefer. It isn’t as creamy but still delicious.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Paleo, Mediterranean