How To Make Vegan Pesto (under 5mins)

Basil Vegan Pesto

There is nothing better than making that “secret sauce” you can literally put in any meal. Pasta, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, salad dressing, you name it, you can put on it. Today, we are making the best homemade vegan pesto in under 5-mins. This is definitely a crowd-pleaser recipe that you can keep in your back pocket for any time for any occasion.

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If you are allergic to nuts, you can substitute this recipe with sunflowers or pumpkin seeds.

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Vegan Basil Pesto

Pesto is a classic Italian sauce often made from simple ingredients. The base is traditionally made with basil, pine nuts, parmesan and olive oil. But you can always customize the recipe with more ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, changing the nuts for walnuts or almonds, adding some red chili flakes for spice. You can make your own version of this recipe, your kitchen, your rules.

How many servings does this make?

This makes about 1/4 cup of basil. If you enjoy gowing herbs in the warmer seasons, you can make a batch straight from your graden. You will be surprised by how quickly this goes when you add it to every meal.

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Vegan Pesto
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Author: The Edgy Veg
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: ½ cup
  1. In a food processor blend basil, garlic, nuts of choice, nutritional yeast and vegan parmesan, if using.
  2. While the processor is blending, stream in olive oil slowly until the pesto is combined.
  3. Taste and season with salt.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tbsp Calories: 320 Fat: 33.2g Carbohydrates: 2.1g Sugar: 0.57g Fiber: 1.9g Protein: 3.5g

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