Simple Vegan Pesto Recipe

A vegan pesto recipe that is so simple to make with only 5 ingredients ( + salt/water ). Cashews are used in place of pine nuts and cheese for a budget friendly option. Oil free.

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servings: 6


1 cup raw cashews
2-3 teaspoons minced garlic
2 cups fresh basil, loosely packed
4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4-1/2 cup water
Optional: 8 ounces pasta


  1. To a food processor, add the cashews, garlic, basil, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, salt and 1/4 cup water. Process until smooth, adding more water as desired for a thinner consistency. READ MORE

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