The World's Best Vegan Pesto, Ready in Under 5 Minutes
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The absolute BEST vegan pesto around! Cheezy, flavorful, and garlicky. Perfect for pasta, as a spread, or for making scrambled tofu.
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free
Serves: 8 servings
  • 3 cups fresh basil, large stems torn off
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup hemp seeds
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cracked black pepper
  1. Rinse the basil, wringing out most of the water and toweling it off a bit. A small amount of water is ok.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large food processor. Mix for 2 minutes.
  3. Stop to scrape down the sides and process for another minute. Then high five yourself, you're done! How easy was that? :)
Recipe by Carrots and Flowers at