Vegan Pesto Recipe
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.
Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Yield: 8 1x
1x 2x 3x Ingredients
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 lemons, juiced
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/3 cup pine nuts
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 cups loosely-packed fresh basil leaves
In the base of a blender or food processor, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic clove, pine nuts, salt, and fresh basil leaves.
Process on high for 30-45 seconds or until the ingredients have blended together. The pesto should have a smooth and creamy consistency.
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