Vegan Basil Pesto

By: Elizabeth Zehr

Yield: about 4 servings



  • 2 cups basil leaves

  • 2 tbsp pine nuts

  • 3 large cloves of garlic

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup nutritional yeast  



  1. There are two ways to make the pesto - with an immersion blender or with a food processor. If using a food processor, place all ingredients into the processor and blend until combined. If using an immersion blender, place all ingredients in a medium sized plastic cooking bowl and blend until combined.

  2. Serve with pasta, bread, roasted vegetables, etc, and enjoy!