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Vegan Basil Pesto

  • Author: Brittany at ilovevegan.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 /3 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauces, Dips
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Description

A delicious, creamy vegan basil pesto. Nutritional yeast and white miso mimic the salty, cheesy flavour of Parmesan while cashews + hemp seeds replace the typically expensive pine nuts.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, packed
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp shiro (white) miso
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp hulled hemp seeds
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse basil, cashews, garlic, and salt, until cashews are finely chopped and evenly textured.
  2. Add the miso, nutritional yeast, and hemp seeds. Pulse until combined.
  3. While the processor is running, very slowly pour in the olive oil, followed by the water.
  4. To prevent oxidation, spoon pesto into a small jar and top with a thin layer of olive oil. As you use the pesto you can stir the oil in, or discard/reserve for later.