Vegan basil pesto with walnuts

Vegan pesto with walnuts

The green gold

Pesto is super easy to make and it doesn’t take more than five minutes until your super delicious homemade pesto is ready to eat. It’s hard to believe that something that’s as good as homemade pesto is this easy to make. Fresh herbs are one of the best ingredients I know when it comes to cooking and I use them as much as I can. The herb used absolutely the most in our home is undoubtedly basil, and here is a recipe for a homemade vegan pesto based on basil and it’s so good.

 

Vegan pesto with walnuts

Vegan pesto with walnuts

Basil, sage or other herbs

In addition to basil, there are a lot of other herbs that are super good to use in pesto. A combination that is popular but which I actually haven’t tried myself is sage and walnuts. Another combination, one I did a while ago and highly recommended is roasted peppers and cashew nuts, it’s absolutely magical!

With pesto the possibilities are truly endless, both in the ingredients and how to use it. This time I used it for homemade gnocchi and it really was a match made in heaven!

 

Vegan pesto with walnuts

Vegan basil pesto with walnuts
Total Time
5 mins
 
Vegan basil pesto suited to use instead of sauce to your pasta, on toasts, on pizza and as filling in tortellini to name a few.
Course: Side Dish, Sides
Ingredients
  • 100 ml walnuts
  • 50 ml pine nuts
  • 50 ml nutritional yeast
  • 2 pots of basil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 75 ml oil *
Instructions
  1. Peel the garlic and add all the ingredients except the oil in a food processor.
  2. Mix until everything is roughly chopped.
  3. Add some oil at a time and mix until the pesto has the desired consistency.
  4. Pour into a jar and store in a refrigerator or serve directly.
Recipe Notes

* I used half olive oil and half rapeseed oil, but any oil works, the pesto can take quite a lot of flavor from the oil since the oil is a relatively large part of the pesto.

Vegan pesto with walnuts

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