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Vegan Red Pesto

10 min

Appetizer

Spread

Make-ahead

10 ingredients or less

This speedy red pesto is absolutely addictive and so intensely flavourful! Enjoy it in pasta, spread it into a sandwich or wrap, or serve it with some crackers and vegetables as a dip. If you ever make it for friends or family, be prepared to share the recipe, 'cuz we can guarantee they'll be asking for it!

Servings

(2 Tbsp per serving)

Total

10 min

Prep

5 min

Cook

5 min

Contains

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tree nut

Free from

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soy

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peanut

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sesame

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gluten

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (72 g)
    raw almonds
  • 1 cup (150 g)
    sun-dried tomato in oil, drained
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    oil from jar of sun-dried tomatoes
  • ⅓ cup (8 g)
    fresh basil, packed
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp (9 g)
  • ½
    lemon, juiced
  • ½ tsp
    salt
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper
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Directions

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  1. Heat a small pan over medium-high heat, and toast the almonds for 3 - 5 minutes.
  2. To a food processor, add the toasted almonds and all the remaining ingredients.
  3. Blend on high speed until smooth, with little chunks remaining if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Make-ahead: and store in the fridge as a snack or spread to enjoy throughout the week!

Storage

Nutrition info

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Suela - April 9, 2021, 5:54 p.m.

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

PUL Team - April 10, 2021, 2:12 a.m.

Hi Suela! Sunflower seeds or pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds) would probably work well. Let us know how it goes if you try it out 😄