Vegan Pesto

Vegan Pesto-3

Let’s face it, pesto is absolutely delicious! Unfortunately traditional pesto recipes call for the use of Parmesan cheese, which is fine if you’re following a Primal diet, but dairy isn’t allowed on the Paleo diet. Thankfully this dairy-free, Paleo and Vegan Pesto recipe has all the flavor of pesto that you love, without the use of any dairy! This vegan pesto condiment is excellent on chicken, fish, spaghetti squash (Paleo pasta), or as a tomato sauce substitute on Paleo pizzas. Make a double batch and save some for later use, it holds up great in the freezer. Looking for even more Paleo marinade and sauce recipes? Check out our PaleoPlan recipe center for hundreds of more FREE Paleo recipes.

Recipe makes 4 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Ingredients

1 cup(s) basil, fresh
1/4 cup(s) pumpkin seeds, cashews, slivered almonds or pine nuts
1/2 cup(s) olive oil, extra virgin
2 tablespoon(s) lemon juice
2 medium garlic clove(s)
1/2 teaspoon(s) coconut aminos
1/2 teaspoon(s) sea salt, (optional)
1/8 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper

Instructions

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


4 Comments

  1. Rose Simons

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

    • Neely

      @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?

    • Neely

      Mary Lichota – Yep!

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Vegan Pesto

Number of servings 4
Approximate cooking time: 15 minutes

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Ingredients

1 cup(s) basil, fresh
1/4 cup(s) pumpkin seeds, cashews, slivered almonds or pine nuts
1/2 cup(s) olive oil, extra virgin
2 tablespoon(s) lemon juice
2 medium garlic clove(s)
1/2 teaspoon(s) coconut aminos
1/2 teaspoon(s) sea salt, (optional)
1/8 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper

Instructions

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