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vegan pesto sauce in a bowl

Simple Vegan Pesto

  • Author: Adriana
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: ~1 cup
  • Category: Vegan Pesto
  • Method: cold prep
  • Cuisine: Vegan Italian


We are shook- this simple vegan pesto recipe is a masterpiece. What a sauce, what a meal! Get ready to slather this green magic on everything you create. Please let us know how much you love this easy vegan pesto!


  • 2 cups basil, tightly packed
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts (or other nut)
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon miso


  1. Measure and add all ingredients to a food processor and puree until combined.
  2. You can toast the pine nuts if you’d like to, this will increase the flavor of the pine nuts!
  3. Before removing from the food processor, taste and adjust flavors as you see fit. 
  • Taste a little bland? Try adding more salt, pinch at a time.
  • Taste okay, but a little dull? Try adding more lemon juice, 1 teaspoon at a time.
  • Doesn’t taste cheesy enough? Add more nutritional yeast

     4. Remove from food processor or blender and store in the fridge for up to 1 week. 


** This vegan pesto freezes well! Freeze for up to 3 months, defrost in the fridge prior to using!

** Substitute any nuts you have if you don’t have pine nuts on hand.

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