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Simply Pesto! (Vegan)

There are some sauces you just can’t live without, and for me, that’s this simple Vegan Pesto Recipe! It contains the perfect blend of ingredients and is a staple in my freezer!

Course Condiment, Dip, Fast & Easy, Main, Spread
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy pesto, vegan pesto recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 462 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani

Ingredients

  • 2.5 oz fresh basil leaves , ~2 cups packed leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil , extra-virgin
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 3-4 cloves garlic , minced
  • a squeeze of fresh lemon juice , to taste
  • salt/freshly ground pepper , to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into in a food processor and blend completely.
  2. Add additional fresh lemon juice, salt, and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  3. Enjoy it as a dip or spread, over pasta, or freeze it for quick meals!

Recipe Notes

If you are freezing the pesto for use at a later time, add a very small layer of olive oil on top of the pesto in the freezable container to preserve.

 

The nutrition information is per 1 cup prepared pesto.

Nutrition Facts
Simply Pesto! (Vegan)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 462 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1870IU37%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.