Vegan Walnut Pesto

BY : PUBLISHED : June 14th, 2021 UPDATED: February 4th, 2022

This nutty, herbaceous pesto is made with walnuts instead of pine nuts, which will save you tons of money, and we promise you won’t even notice the difference. It’s that good! With just six ingredients, this versatile and flavorful spread/dip/sauce is great on pizza, pasta, and crostini.

Walnut pesto pasta on a white plate.

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Walnut Pesto

Toni Okamoto & Michelle Cehn
This amazing vegan pesto recipe is made with walnuts, which means is more affordable but as tasty as the original one with pine nuts. You will love it!
4.96 from 64 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 223 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup of tightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup of raw walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic from about 2 small cloves
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • In a high­powered blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  • Enjoy the pesto immediately or store it in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

With just six ingredients, this versatile and flavorful spread/dip/sauce is great on pizza, pasta, and crostini.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 3gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 291mgPotassium: 108mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 82IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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