Quick and easy vegan basil pesto. Just blend all ingredients and enjoy! This pesto recipe is a true winner. It is very versatile, and most importantly… liked by all!
Main vegan pesto ingredients ;
The main ingredients for this vegan pesto recipe are simple, and easy to get. If you don’t have almonds in the house, then use walnuts of pine nuts instead.
- fresh basil leaves
- lemon juice
- olive oil
- pinch of salt
- nutritional yeast
- toasted almonds
I love having a good basil pesto ready in the fridge for all those little snack moments or to make a dish just a bit more interesting. As it can easily be added to multiple dishes. Especially Mediterranean style food.
This vegan pesto is easy to adjust to your own liking. In this particular recipe I have used toasted almonds. But pine nuts or walnuts work great too.
Personally I like my pesto a bit rustic, with actually still some small pieces in it. But for a smooth pesto add a little water and blend longer.
Enjoy this pesto with your favourite pasta, on some bread, or jazz up any recipes, like these ones;
The options for the use of vegan basil pesto are endless. It works great as a spread on a sandwich or in a wrap. With some fresh tomatoes, and salad. Or when in season, it works wonders together with avocado. It can last for up to 5 days in your fridge. (It never survives more than 1 day in my fridge though).
Is pesto always vegan?
Regular basil pesto is normally made with the use of parmesan or romano Cheese. Therefore not considered vegan. The cheese in this recipe is substituted with nutritional yeast. Which is used as a flavour enhancer, and gives a bit of that typical ‘cheesy’ flavour.
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