Simple Vegan Pesto Recipe! #vegan #glutenfree |

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


  • 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


  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*
Total Fat 48g 74%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 287mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 37.4%
Vitamin C 9.4%
Calcium 8.5%
Iron 14.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.