Everyone’s second favorite pasta sauce!

Recipe by Simple Vegan Blog


  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves (about 0.7 oz or 20 g), large stems removed
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (4 tbsp)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts (raw or toasted)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of ground black pepper

Add all the ingredients to a bowl and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. You can also use a food processor (or even a regular blender) instead, but I prefer to use an immersion blender because it’s easier to clean.

Serve immediately or keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days. Pesto is delicious on bread, or with pasta, rice, potatoes, etc.

Recipe by Simple Vegan Blog.