Easy Creamy Vegan Pesto
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Recipe type: Sauce
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Serves: 1 Jar
 
Simple, lemony and creamy pesto! (Oil-Free Option)
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Nuts (Walnuts, Almonds, Pine nuts, and Cashews work well)
  • 2.5 Cup Basil - swap out some arugula, spinach, kale, and parsley or cilantro if you do not have enough basil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4-6 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil or ½ Avocado
  • 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1-2 Cloves garlic
  • ¼- Cup of water to blend - more as needed
Instructions
  1. First, add nuts to a high powered blender or food processor, blend until finely ground.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  3. Add to your favourite pasta, bowls, and veggies!
Notes
Depending on your blender you may need to add 1-2 tbsp of oil or water to enable easier blending. I have had success in a food processor and Vita-mix.
This pesto also tastes delicious if you mix the basil with other herbs such as cilantro and mint or fresh arugula!
Recipe by Plentyfull Vegan at https://www.plentyfullvegan.com/easy-creamy-vegan-pesto/