If you are on the pesto train like me, then you love to throw some of that green sauce on everything! Vegan pesto is that sauce that is a wonderful (and semi-healthier) alternative to a heavy, red sauce. You can add this quick and easy vegan pesto sauce to any pizza, pasta, or even just use it as a dipping sauce with some pita chips!
Personally, I love me some garlic in my food, so I love to throw in a few extra cloves and a tad more olive oil to really bring out that flavor. You can also roast it for a few minutes on a pan if you wanna feel extra fancy!
If you’re not that big of a fan of garlic (first of all I’m sorry), but you can add more salt and pepper to taste to balance it out. You can also try different spices in this easy vegan pesto like thyme, rosemary, and cayenne pepper if you like to experiment with recipes! Who else likes to experiment with flavours?!?
One of my most favourite things about making pesto is throwing together all of those fresh and green ingredients into my food processor and seeing how colorful it is! Let’s not forget how AMAZING this easy vegan pesto sauce smells while you are making it.
In just seconds, all of those yummy ingredients will turn into a zesty, garlicky, and healthy sauce for all of your summertime needs!
Easy Vegan Pesto Sauce Recipe
Quick & Easy Vegan Pesto
- 2 Cups basil leaves fresh, packed
- 1 Cup spinach leaves fresh, packed
- 3 Tbsp pine nuts
- 3 Tbsp walnuts
- 3 Cloves garlic
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 4 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 Tbsp water
- Add of the ingredients into a food processor or small blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- If not getting smooth, add a few tablespoons more water.
- Store in fridge, freeze in cubes or add on top of your favorite pasta.
In most pesto recipes, you need to add Parmesan cheese to give it a lift. But like, who doesn’t love to add cheese to something?! In mine since I can’t eat dairy, I swap out regular Parmesan for the vegan kind – you can use pretty much any brand you prefer. And you know me, so I just had to add extra spinach to give it a nice, little health kick. Vegan pesto gets the win for sure.
What are you throwing this quick and easy vegan pesto sauce on this summer? Let me know in the comments if you make this vegan pesto!