Vegan Basil Pesto

Prep time: about 10 minutes
Cook time: 0
Total time: about 10 minutes
Servings: approximately 1 cup
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe Info

This is my favorite recipe for homemade vegan basil pesto. Using just 5 ingredients, this pesto is so simple and flavorful you will never want to buy it from the store again!

1½ cups fresh basil leaves
½ cup walnuts
2 garlic cloves
squeeze of lemon to taste
½ teaspoon salt or to taste
¼ cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil

Place basil, walnuts, garlic, lemon and salt in a food processor with ¼ cup of the olive oil and blend until everything starts to come together. Scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula and continue to blend, adding in the extra tablespoon of oil slowly until the pesto reaches the desired consistency. Adjust salt and lemon juice to taste. Use as desired or store in the fridge in an airtight jar for up to a week.

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