Easy Vegan Basil Pesto
Easy and quick vegan basil pesto features is perfect for pasta, grilled tofu or steamed vegetables.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
- 3 c basil leaves, light packed remove large stems
- 1/4 c pine nuts, lightly toasted
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
- 1/4-1/2 c olive oil
- salt & pepper, to taste
Place basil, pine nuts, lemon juice nutritional yeast, a pinch of salt and a few grinds of fresh black pepper into a blender or food processor. Pulse for 30 seconds to break up the mixture. Turn the blender on high and drizzle in 1/4 cup of olive oil. Taste for salt and pepper.
Additional oil can be added to thin down the dressing. Perfect if making a pasta sauce.