Simple Vegan Pesto

 

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Author Notes: This pesto is so good, you’ll never notice that it’s dairy-free! Nutritional yeast adds cheesy flavor. Serve this in sandwiches, with pasta, or as a to (…more)Gena Hamshaw

Makes 1 generous cup

  • 2cups tightly packed fresh basil
  • 1/2cup walnuts or pine nuts
  • 1 to 2cloves garlic, roughly chopped (to taste)
  • 1/2cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3tablespoons nutritional yeast
  1. Place the basil, walnuts or pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor fitted with the S blade. Pulse to combine, until the mixture is coarsely ground.
  2. Turn the motor on and drizzle the olive oil in a thin stream. Add the sea salt, pepper, lemon, and nutritional yeast, and pulse a few more times to combine.

Source – Food52

 

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