Vegan Green Pesto
10 ingredients or less
(2 Tbsp per serving)
½ cup (50 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 (12 g)
¼ cup (60 mL)olive oil
¼ cup (60 mL)water
¼ tspground black pepper
¼ tspflaked sea salt
Make your own
- 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.
- To the same food processor, add the basil, arugula, nutritional yeast, oil, water, garlic, lemon juice, pepper, and salt. Blend on high speed until smooth.
- Spread onto toasted bread or serve with crackers. Enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
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Nutrition per serving (2 Tbsp per serving)
Calories 167 kcal
|Total fat||16.7 g|
|Saturated fat||1.8 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||3.4 g|
|Dietary fiber||1.2 g|
|Total sugars||0.7 g|
|Added sugars||0.0 g|
|Vitamin A||11 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.9 mg|
|Vitamin B12||2 μg|
|Vitamin C||3.7 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||1.8 mg|
|Vitamin K||24 μg|
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Very tasty! My family loved this pesto.
Made this for ThxGiving with some fresh bread on the side ! Excellent and easy to make. Good for couple days in fridge but best fresh
Super easy and delicious! Very satisfying 🤤
My first vegan pesto that I love!!
Just made this but I subbed pumpkin seeds instead of pine nuts as well as vinegar for the lemon as that's what I had on hand and it is DELICIOUS! Super easy and simple, will definitely use this recipe again and again :)
This was DELICIOUS!!! Thank you so much!
My family loves this recipe, especially my 1 year old daughter ! 🙂 Thanks for all you do!
We tend to use this on pastas , mostly. I was wondering - can this pesto be frozen? If so, how long would it stay good ?
This is my go-to pesto recipe! The proportions are perfect! I use whatever greens and nuts I have on hand and use your amazingly convenient scaling feature to adjust the size of the batch as needed. It always comes out fantastic! I truly appreciate all the work and attention you put into your recipe development, I come back to PUL again and again because your recipes are unfailingly reliable and delicious, and your website is such a pleasure to use! Thanks for all you do!
Loved this recipe! I had an abundance of arugula growing in my garden, and I do not enjoy it raw very much because of the strong peppery taste. This recipe was a great way to use it up- delicious on toast and I cannot wait to toss it with some pasta. Pine nuts are a bit expensive where I live, so I replaced those with almonds.
I need instructions on how NOT to eat all of it in one go 😂
What would be a good alternative to the nutritional yeast? I'm on a maintenance diet because of my IBD and yeast is one of the products I can't have/should avoid when possible.
I was just wondering what you could use instead of walnuts and pine nuts? I have someone in my family allergic to walnuts and pine nuts are fairly expensive here in Canada.
Can someone let me know how long this pesto lasts in the fridge?
Love it! 💕
Do you think I could skip the nutritional yeast? Would it mess up the taste?
Also, FYI some of the ads that pop up for me feature burnt legs etc. - not appetizing when I'm looking into recipes :( Maybe you can switch it up?
Pleasant and very creamy pesto! I’ve never liked basil, so I replaced it with an equal amount of arugula. It still tasted like pesto due to the buttery nuts and lemon. I’m amazed that the nutritional yeast almost resembles the flavour of Parmesan.
I’ve only spread this pesto on crackers so far, but I’m excited to try it in warm meals
very easy and tasty!
Very good pesto recipe. Since I eat whole food plant based without oils I skip the olive oil but it’s still delicious!
Wow this is so good! I made this today and invented some new yoga moves to get every drop scraped out of my blender. 😃
I have just discovered you and your blog!! Cant wait to dive into this pesto Making it tonight! where do you get all those amazing dishes and jars??
Yummm! This pesto is incredible! I have enjoyed all of your pesto themed recipes to date and you may have just outdone yourselves with this one (although the Vegan Red Pesto is also amazing ❤🤔)! This recipe is bursting with flavour and today I enjoyed some in a toasted sandwich with roasted veggies and arugula. Soo good!
So so delicious! One of the best things I’ve ever made. Added it to gnocchi with some sauted mushrooms, it was a hit!
Delicious!!! This is my new go-to recipe for pesto! I did not have pine nuts, so I just doubled the walnuts. We had this tossed with pasta, as a spread for veggie wraps, and on toasted flatbread. Definitely keeping this recipe in regular rotation!
This was so yummy. My husband and our toddler loved it so much too, it was gone after one dinner!
Absolutely delicious, simple, and great meal prep. I paired mine with some whole wheat sourdough.
Really creamy and tasty 😘
Easy and absolutely delicious
Love it 😍
Hands down the BEST pesto everr!!
Your videos and recipes are an absolute source of calm.
I just had this pesto with some warm fluffy bread and it was heavenly!! Thank you 🙏 will definitely make again
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 💗
Would nutritional yeast flakes be suitable as well? I can't seem to find it in a powder form
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
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