Vegan Pesto Recipe

bowl of pesto with pine nuts on top

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If you’re looking for a creamy sauce that is dairy-free and vegan, look no further than this easy Vegan Pesto Recipe! Packed with the flavors of fresh basil and garlic, this sauce goes well on almost anything.




  1. In the base of a blender or food processor, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic clove, pine nuts, salt, and fresh basil leaves.
  2. Process on high for 30-45 seconds or until the ingredients have blended together. The pesto should have a smooth and creamy consistency.
  3. Serve immediately, or store in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


You can use the pesto on cooked pasta, or on top of a pizza or flatbread. You can also thin it out a bit with olive oil and use it as a salad dressing. 

Keywords: pine nut pesto, vegan pesto sauce, dairy free pesto