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Vegan Basil Pesto

Homemade vegan basil pesto is so easy! Learn how to make this vegan pesto recipe at home in only 10 minutes and a handful of ingredients!
Course Dips & Saucen
Cuisine Italian
Keyword vegan basil pesto, vegan pesto recipe, vegan pesto sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 150kcal
Author Aline Cueni


  • 2 tbsp pine nuts roasted
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and minced
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Start by roasting the pine nuts for a few minutes in a skillet until golden brown.
  • Wash and shake dry the basil.
  • Add all ingredients into a food processor or blender and pulse until the pesto has your desired consistency.
  • Serve it with pasta or bread.



  • Shelf life: f you store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it stays fresh for 1-2 weeks. To keep the pesto fresh as long as possible, cover it with olive oil after each use.
  • Optional: Add vegan Parmesan or nutritional yeast.
  • Use almonds or cashew nuts instead of pine nuts.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 146mg