How to Make Vegan Pesto

basic vegan pesto

I recently found out about the greatness that is basil pesto! It’s great for dipping bread into, spreading on sandwiches, drizzling over salads, and substituting for marinara sauce on homemade pizza!

Our AeroGarden is still growing which means we have no shortage of fresh herbs, including basil. This fresh basil pesto is the perfect base for sandwich spreads, pizza sauce, fancy mac n cheese, and much more!

What’s your favorite way to use up fresh basil?

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Vegan Pesto

2 cups fresh basil
1/3 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 large cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)


1. Using a food processor or NutriBullet, mix all the ingredients until combined, leaving a little texture.

This is best when served fresh, but can be refrigerated covered for a couple weeks.


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