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Dairy Free Vegan Pesto with Basil

Vegan Pesto

This is a delicious pesto that is simple to make. Only a few key ingredients. Freezer friendliness is an added bonus. The Nutritional Yeast gives it a cheesy flavor. You would never guess that it is dairy free. Makes about 1 Cup
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 1276 kcal


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup Macadamia Nuts You can substitute for any nuts of your choice. Walnut, Cashew, Pecans, Pine Nuts.....
  • 2 cups Packed Sweet Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 TBSP Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 2 TBSP Nurtritional Yeast (Optional)
  • Sea Salt, Pepper to taste (Optional)


  • Place the the basil leaves in a food processor and blend to a green paste.
  • Add the garlic, nuts and some salt in there and process briefly.
  • While processing, gradually add the olive oil and finally add the nutritional yeast and lemon juice.
  • Pack extra pesto in Freezer Safe Jars or Ice Cube Trays and freeze