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The BEST plant based Pesto - Healthyish Foods
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The BEST Plant-Based Pesto

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pesto, plant based, Vegan
Servings: 4 people


  • blender


  • 1-1.5 cups packed fresh basil de-stemmed
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 large raw garlic cloves
  • Juice from ½ rip lemon or about 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup grated dairy free parmesan – Violife
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Grab a food processor or blender and combine the garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, parmesan cheese, salt, pine nuts and basil. Blend well.
  • Slowly add the olive oil until fully incorporated.
  • Taste to see if you need to tweak it at all. I ended up using 4 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Serve and Enjoy!