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Vegan Green Pesto

15 min



10 ingredients or less

Enjoy this homemade green pesto in a pasta salad, in a sandwich or wrap, or as a dip for crackers and veggies.


(2 Tbsp per serving)


15 min


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  • ½ cup (58 g)
    raw walnuts
  • ½ cup (68 g)
    raw pine nuts
  • 1 cup (24 g)
    fresh basil, packed
  • 1 cup (20 g)
    arugula, packed
  • ⅓ cup (50 g)
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
    olive oil
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • 1
    lemon, juiced
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp
    flaked sea salt
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  1. Heat a small pan over medium-high heat, and toast the walnuts and pine nuts until fragrant for 3 - 5 minutes, stirring continuously. Transfer to a food processor.
  2. To the same food processor, add the basil, arugula, nutritional yeast, oil, water, cloves, lemon juice, black pepper, and salt.
  3. Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy, and enjoy!


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Annie - Aug. 3, 2021, 3:28 p.m.

This was so yummy. My husband and our toddler loved it so much too, it was gone after one dinner!

Suzi - July 30, 2021, 6:49 p.m.

Absolutely delicious, simple, and great meal prep. I paired mine with some whole wheat sourdough.

Anke - July 26, 2021, 8:05 p.m.

Really creamy and tasty 😘

Rachel - July 24, 2021, 11:30 p.m.

Easy and absolutely delicious

Sm - July 24, 2021, 6:23 p.m.

Love it 😍

Raksha Bhat - July 24, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

Hands down the BEST pesto everr!!

Prachi - July 24, 2021, 5:45 a.m.

Your videos and recipes are an absolute source of calm.

Priyanka - July 24, 2021, 4:52 a.m.

I just had this pesto with some warm fluffy bread and it was heavenly!! Thank you 🙏 will definitely make again

Sarah - July 23, 2021, 4:19 p.m.

I love pestos and I really like this one! I prefer using roasted garlic, also in hummus and other dips. That way you have the delicious garlicky taste but it isn't as sharp and you don't "smell" like it 😅 You can roast a few garlic cloves and prepare them for further recipes. Simply preheat the oven to 180 Celcius and put them in there for about 10 minutes. All the Best from Austria 💗

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 8:38 p.m.

A lovely suggestion, Sarah! We have a recipe for roasted garlic here if you're interested:… 🤩

Kim - July 23, 2021, 12:41 a.m.

Would nutritional yeast flakes be suitable as well? I can't seem to find it in a powder form

Jacqui - July 23, 2021, 11:26 a.m.

should be fine as it goes in the blender so will get finer. Its only in flake form where i live as well.

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 2:20 a.m.

That will work, Kim! Let us know how it goes 😃

Brenda - July 23, 2021, 12:02 a.m.

Coincidentally today I made up my mind to make a vegan version of a green pesto for the first time (That's my favorite pesto). Went into the store, bought me some pine nuts. Forgot about the pesto when I came home. Switch my laptop on and there was a notification of you with .... the vegan green pesto. So excited to try this. Thank you

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 2:18 a.m.

Sounds like it was meant to me! Let us know how it goes, Brenda 😃

Ade - July 22, 2021, 7:44 p.m.

Thank youuuuu! I was looking for a quick and delicious dinner, too hot to cook here in Italy! Gonna make it right now 😍 always the best