Paleo Plan

Vegan Pesto

Vegan Pesto-3

This condiment is excellent on chicken, fish, spaghetti squash, or as a tomato sauce substitute on Paleo pizzas. Make a double batch and freeze some for later use.

Makes about 3/4 cup.

Approximate cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4-1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds, cashews, slivered almonds or pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne


  • Add all ingredients to a small food processor or blender.
  • Blend until a smooth paste forms. Add more olive oil, or a small amount of water if needed for desired consistency.
  • May be frozen for later use.


  1. Rose Simons

    I was wondering where you purchase your coconut aminos? thank you , Rose
    whole foods?

    • @Rose – Yes, Whole Foods carries the coconut aminos. Otherwise Coconut Secret or Amazon online.

  2. Mary Lichota

    Could you substitiute macadamia nuts for the pumpkin seeds, cashews, alomonds or pine nuts?

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