Vegan Pesto Recipe

Vegan Green Machine Pesto

I really should just call this “whatever the hell was in my fridge” pesto… because that is what it really is. Pine nuts are expensive, man. I kind of just threw in what I had and hoped that it would work… aka walnuts and almonds and green stuff. Hey, it ended up working well! So well that I would love to share it with ya.

Oh, and before I do. I just want to say… HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE!! He’s the best, so just had to shout it out ;) Okay, moving on…

The Recipe

You will need

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves (mine were frozen… still worked!)
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 2 garlic gloves
  • Salt, to taste
  • Water, as needed (about 1/4 cup)
  • Elbow pasta

To make:

Throw it all in the food processor/Magic Bullet and you are good to go. I tasted as I went, especially for seasoning. Boil elbow pasta as you normally would, and mix it up. Yum!!
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I’m so glad the walnuts and almonds worked well together. Initially, I was all about the walnuts, but oops… overestimated how much I had. Almonds to the rescue! What’s your favorite type of nut to use in pesto? xx Bianca

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10 thoughts on “Vegan Green Machine Pesto

    • Thanks for the recipe idea, Lisa! Truth be told, I cannot get down with nutritional yeast… I am trying to like it!! So far, cannot acquire a taste. Maybe eventually!! <3

  1. I love making homemade pesto! Looks delicious! Like the walnuts idea! I bet some tahini would be yummy in it too with some nutritional yeast…just a tad gives it that same taste of oarmesan in the end pr

    • Oops hit return too soon from my phone! Anyways I like how you can’t technically taste nutritional yeast in the end product, but it gives it that same depth of flavor as Parmesan. Or also lemon juice I love to add to pestos, really brightens up the flavors! Such a great idea to use walnuts, I’ll try that next time!

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