vegan dairy free pesto in a jar on a wooden table

I like this more than the pesto you make using parmesan cheese. You’ll need to get hold of some nutritional yeast or yeast flakes. Most health food stores will stock it. I really encourage you to try this, it is absolutely delicious.

Try serving it mixed in with pasta, a handful of toasted walnuts and a little bit of the pasta cooking water, it’s sensational.

seeds and nuts with basil and parsley in the food processor

Dairy Free Pesto

1/4 cup (68g) Pine Nuts

1/4 cup Sunflower Seeds

1/2 cup (50g) Walnuts

1/4 cup (60ml) Olive oil

1 tsp Crushed Garlic

2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1/3 cup (20g) Nutritional Yeast

1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves (Packed)

1/2 cup Fresh Parsley (Packed)

1/4 cup (60ml) Water

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until well combined. Store in a jar with some oil over the top to seal in the flavour and to prolong its shelf life. Keep refrigerated.

Serve on pasta or crusty bread, add to pizza or a platter.

pesto being blended in the food processor