Vegan Pesto

 
 This dairy-free vegan pesto is perfect for summer. Whip up a classic pesto pizza or pasta with sun-dried tomatoes. Or pair it with aquafaba mayo to make a delightful pesto spread for paninis. 

This dairy-free vegan pesto is perfect for summer. Whip up a classic pesto pizza or pasta with sun-dried tomatoes. Or pair it with aquafaba mayo to make a delightful pesto spread for paninis. 

 

Adapted from Minimalist Baker

| Yield: 4 servings | Time: 10 minutes |

 
 

Preparation

1. Basil stems can be removed for a smoother consistency. To a food processor or small blender, add the basil, nuts, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and salt. Blend/mix on high until a loose paste forms.

2. Add olive oil a little at a time. You can also add in water for a thinner pesto (perfect for sauces).

3. Taste and adjust. For additional cheesy flavor, add more nutritional yeast; for nuttiness, more nuts for nuttiness; for more zing, add garlic, and more lemon juice for acidity.

4. This pesto can be served with pasta right away, or stored in a jar or container. For storage, make sure to cover with a thin layer of olive oil, seal it, and refrigerate the pesto. 

Ingredients

2 cups packed (96g) fresh basil

3 Tbsp (25 g) pine nuts

3 large cloves garlic

2 Tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice

3-4 Tbsp (9-12 g) nutritional yeast

1/4 tsp salt

2-3 Tbsp (30-45 ml) extra virgin olive oil

 
 

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