Vegan Red Pesto
10 ingredients or less
(2 Tbsp per serving)
½ cup (72 g)raw almonds
1 cup (150 g)sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
½ cup (120 mL)oil from jar of sun-dried tomatoes
⅓ cup (8 g)fresh basil, packed
1 Tbsp (2 g)
¼ tspground black pepper
- Heat a small pan over medium-high heat, and toast the almonds for 4 - 5 minutes, stirring throughout.
- Add the toasted almonds and all the remaining ingredients to a food processor, and blend. Enjoy with crackers or as a spread on your favourite sandwich!
- The pesto can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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Nutrition per serving (2 Tbsp per serving)
Calories 219 kcal
|Total fat||21.1 g|
|Saturated fat||2.1 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||7.0 g|
|Dietary fiber||2.3 g|
|Total sugars||7.5 g|
|Added sugars||0.0 g|
|Vitamin A||15 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.2 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||20.7 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||8.1 mg|
|Vitamin K||5 μg|
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So quick to make, so yummy and so versatile! Thank you 🙂
I have always loved the sundried tomato pesto with Parmesan, so I wanted to see if this recipe was just as delicious, it absolutely was!!!! I spread it on slices of baguette for an appetizer. Loved it!!
Loved this. I blended it a bit too much as had to use extra water, so it was smoother than your picture. Silly me used a blender cup instead of a food processor 😋, so it kept getting stuck to the sides. We actually used it as a sauce on tortellini, delicious. Thank you for a great recipe. Will have it chunky next time.
I love this recipe! I‘ve made it several times and it has become one of my go-to dishes to bring to an invitation (to use as a spread or condiment on a buffet).
I use ground almonds/almond flour instead of whole ones, which makes it a little smoother.
Thank you for all your delicious recipes and the beautifully done videos and website. It’s a delight cooking with you!
Delicious... I always have it in the fridge. Great with hummus and seeded rye toast.
Amazing! Truly amazing and our go to weekly lunch idea.
Loved this recipe. Have already made it multiple times. And my boyfriend also loved the recipe, he keeps on asking me to keep on making it.
Made this recipe for dinner last night and it was amazing. I was out of almonds so used walnuts instead. Thank you for your delicious and simple to follow recipes.
I don't have almonds but ground almonds, does it work as well ?
This looks so yummy ! Sadly, I am allergic to almonds. Could I swap them out with something ? Thanks ! :)
I have been making this recipe ever since I saw you make it on YouTube and it's just delicious! I could eat it with a spoon.
So yummy! You've done it again Sadia! I followed the recipe exactly and it was perfect.
Well-balanced, perfect consistency, and intense flavours. So delicious as a condiment for a meal and a dip for vegetables! The lemon juice really helps to remove any “greasy” taste sensation from the oils in the almonds and sun-dried tomatoes.
Thank you PUL for another great snack recipe!!
Absolutely delicious...I've now made it several times, spread over wraps or sourdough for all the family...loved by everyone, thank you!
So easy to make and oh so good, thank-you PUL team
This Red Pesto is both savory and filling. It provided a lovely amount of flavors to a plate of raw vegetables that just made the perfect lunch. Thanks so much for developing these delicious and easy recipes. I appreciate you PUL team!
This recipe is absolutely delicious. Super comforting and satisfying, specially when added to salads 😋
This was amazing <3
I just tried this a few weeks ago, and I can’t stop making it! What a perfect addition to a sandwich! Thank you!
Hi! I would love to make this pesto for christmas. Do you by any chance know if there is something easily available here in The Netherlands, that I could use to replace the nutritional yeast? It seems to be available at some shops, but it is also quite expensive.. 😅
sadia, where is the recipe PDF ? They dissappeared ? ;((
I really wanna make it, and hope it will be equally delicious asLidl's (not vegan) bio red pesto, but with less satyurated fat ..
And still waiting for new minimalism/ lifestyle video ;)
Would pine nuts work with this? I can't eat almonds, unfortunately. Has anyone tried this? :)
The best pesto I've ever tasted! I just can't believe I made something so delicious. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with us. It's so easy to follow them and every single thing I made, came out perfect. My boyfriend is making another batch for the next week :) We're obsessed. Yum!!
Has anyone tried freezing this? Looking to batch-cook a bunch with all the excess summer basil I have and then freeze for winter. Thanks!!
I’ve made this twice (so far) and absolutely love it. It’s now a part of my lunch rotation. Thank you PUL!
Mmh, so goood and rich in flavour 🤤 I left out the nutritional yeast and the almonds and used 72g almond parmesan instead. Worked out just fine 🤩
I just made this beautiful recipe and god damn it is it delicious.! It deserves not 5 but 10+ starsI cant describe how much i love Pick Up Limes , your recipes never fail!! A lot of love and greetings from Greece!!
Wow this is amazing!
Wow, absolutely delicious! We recently discovered PUL via Nathaniel Drew. We’re now bing-watching all your YT vid’s. This is the first recipe we’ve made and it will definitely be a go-to. Thank you for making nutrition so simple.
My husband & I love all of your recipes! We especially love this red vegan pesto! So delicious as a veggie dip or with pita chips! Thank you!
This is the most delicious spread literally ever!! My go to for breakfast, add it to some warm toast and the slices of avocado on top are truly magical. My non vegan friends were instantly asking me for this recipe. Give it a go, you won’t regret it!
This pesto is just outrageous! I have made it so many times that I practically have this recipe memorized!! And my family is just as obsessed with it as I am. Can't thank you enough Sadia!!!
So simple yet so life-changing!
I make this pesto every week! It’s so versatile and goes with absolutely everything.
Ta game changer - I love having this recipe up my sleeve! Tasty, filling and easy.
Dude, everyone should try this!!! It's super delicious and very versatile.
We are enjoying this even more in the summer since it's so hot and this is super easy to make. We are usually having this with some homemade bread and some homemade hummus, guacamole (or just smashed avocados with some lime if we are lazy) and lots of fresh veggies like tomatoes/cucumbers/bell peppers. It's a feast.
Thank you for all your amazing ideas, PUL team 🙏
The Sun-dried Tomato Red Pesto recipe has to be my FAVORITE recipe on this blog! So so good. It's super simple and quick, and it pairs really well with a bagel and red onion. I also just eat the pesto with some whole-wheat crackers, and it never fails to make my day. Thank you Sadia!
Take your sandwiches from "yeah, that's a good sandwich" to "daaaaaammnn okkkk that's a SANDWICH!" with this incredible pesto
Delicious and easy to make, thanks for the recipe!
I just tried out your red pesto.. it is delicious 😋!!! Had it on bread with some fresh sprouts. Thanks so much for sharing.. will definetly try more of your recipes.. I guess hummes is up next (never had it before, so it is going to be a first)..
Have a great day!
Greetings from your neighbor Germany ❤
Amazing! It was so good 🤤
I am allergic to nuts. What can I used instead of almonds? I was thinking tahini, but I think the strong smell/taste will overpower the paste