Basil Pesto

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Basil Pesto Recipe

8 ingredients basil pesto recipe for pasta and salads.

Ready under 5 minutes, and is super fresh and fragrant.

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Basil Pesto Recipe
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Basil Pesto Recipe

Quick, easy, and refreshingly delicious basil pesto recipe.
Course Basics
Cuisine Italian
Keyword basil, basil pesto, pesto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Calories 1427kcal
Author Veganbell


  • 6 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt (adjust to taste)
  • Pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Add toasted walnuts to a food processor. Grind until powdery.
  • Next, add all the remaining ingredients EXCEPT extra virgin olive oil. Blend well. Scrape the walls of the processor using a spatula, if needed.
  • As it's blending, gradually mix in extra virgin olive oil. Continue blending for about 8 seconds.
  • Basil Pesto is ready!


You can store the pesto in the fridge for 4-5 days.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1427kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 148g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 903mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 7596IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 323mg | Iron: 8mg
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