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Easy Vegan Pesto

Twist on the classic pesto made from four simple ingredients.
Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan pesto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 122kcal
Author Amy K

Ingredients

  • 2 cups basil fresh and packed
  • 1/2 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-5 cloves garlic or more if you have really small cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Place ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until almost smooth. Use right away or store in the fridge for up to a week.

Notes

If you want a more classic pesto recipe and don't have a nut allergy, you could add a handful of pine nuts.
If you do have a nut allergy you could use a little bit of sunflower sees or as a reader suggested, hemp hearts.. I just kept this recipe simple without extra ingredients, so I omitted these.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 122kcal | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 23mg | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg