Vegan Pesto (aka The Besto!)
Recipe type: Mains
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: 8-10 servings
Easy to make vegan pesto made with basil, nuts, nutritional yeast and plenty of garlic
  • 1 and a half cups of basil
  • ⅓ cup good olive oil
  • 1 cup nuts (we use cashews)
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • ⅓ cup Nutritional/Engevita Yeast (available from health food shops)
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Blend all ingredients together.
  2. That's it - nothing more! It makes a thick paste and freezes well.
  3. Freeze by making quarter cup measures (in the UK, those Gu dessert dishes are ideal). Pop them out onto a pizza tray and then freeze overnight. Store in a plastic bag or Tupperware for several months.
Recipe by Veggie Runners at