LATEST NEWS This easy vegan pesto recipe is creamy and delicious.

This easy vegan pesto recipe is creamy and delicious.


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Let’s start by sharing a secret. What is the number one kitchen hack that has completely changed the way I cook? Build your dishes around a great sauce, and when I say “great,” this vegan pesto recipe certainly fits the bill. prepare a homemade Pizza, pasta, or sandwich, add a robust sauce to the mix, and this simple flourish can take your dish from mediocre to downright delicious. When it comes to plant-based cooking, this vegan pesto recipe is as good as it gets.

Creamy, healthy, and packed with flavor, it’s a must-have to add to your home cooking arsenal. This pesto is a sauce, it’s a dressing, it’s a spread, it’s whatever you want it to be. Plus, the recipe is versatile and will go well with most of your favorite foods, so you’re probably wondering, why haven’t I shared this vegan pesto recipe already? Don’t worry, I’m getting to the good part.

My sister and roommate, Megan, has been fine-tuning this recipe to perfection. As a certified nutrition and health coach, she is an expert at infusing everything with healthy ingredients. Since we both avoid gluten and dairy, we’re constantly inventing swaps for some of our favorite traditional dishes.

We’ve baked, sautéed, blended, and grilled gluten-free and dairy-free versions of just about everything under the sun (don’t sleep on these brownies!). But all good things must come to an end, and my sister is moving out at the end of the month. While it saddens me to see our kitchen collaborations end, we will always have our recipes to bond with, and this vegan pesto recipe might just be the best parting gift I’ve ever been given.

What ingredients do I need for this vegan pesto recipe?

Traditional pesto originated in northern Italy and usually contains a mixture of pine nuts, garlic, basil, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. This vegan recipe contains all of the above minus the cheese and adds a handful of extra ingredients to take the flavor and nutritional value to the next level. To make this recipe vegan, Megan swapped out the Parmesan cheese for nutritional yeast and hemp seeds. Nutritional yeast is rich in protein and vitamin B12 and gives this pesto its characteristic cheesy flavor. Hemp seeds provide a protein boost and add a nice texture to the mix.

Tips for making this vegan pesto recipe

This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and is super easy to make. Throw everything into a blender or food processor and boom – you have your sauce. Plus, you probably already have a lot of the ingredients on hand. This is what you will need:

How to serve vegan pesto

I make a batch of this vegan pesto almost every week, and it stores really well in the fridge for up to 7 days. You can also freeze it for later use on salads, pizza, pasta, sandwiches, eggs, and more. Here are some of my favorite dishes to pair with this vegan pesto recipe:

This pesto knows no limits. Feel free to get creative and let us know how you like it!

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