Dairy-free Basil Pesto Sauce

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Here is another quick and easy oil-free and dairy-free recipe that takes less than 10 minutes to make.  This Dairy-free Basil Pesto Sauce is oil-free, and a great addition to a plant-based diet.  Made using fresh basil, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, garlic, and lemon juice. 

Our favoriteNutritional Yeast is Noochy Licious from Gloriously Vegan

Not only does it make a great sauce for our Plant-based Pesto Pasta,

or my favorite new way to enjoy this delicious Dairy-free Basil Pesto Sauce is on our newest Pesto and Tomato Pizza Recipe. 

All you will need for this healthy dairy-free sauce is:

  • 1 Cup of Fresh Basil
  • 1 Cup Pinenuts, rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Medium Lemon, squeezed
  • 7 Medium Garlic Cloves
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • Water as needed

Add all the ingredients to your blender or food processor and blend until smooth. If it is too thick you can add additional water until reach desired consistency.  Add additional ingredients to your taste.

You can also use cashews in place of pinenuts or a combo of both. There was also one time that I made this recipe and I was unable to get enough fresh basil, so I added some baby spinach to the recipe and it actually turned out great.

Yield: Clean Food Mama

Dairy-free Pesto

Dairy-free Pesto

This pesto is dairy-free and oil-free.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Fresh Basil
  • 1 Cup Pinenuts, rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Medium Lemon, squeezed
  • 7 Medium Garlic Cloves
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • Water as needed

Instructions

In a blender or food processor add in basil, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic cloves, salt, and blend.

Add in water as needed to make it a smooth consistency.



Here are some other Vegan dishes you might like:

Vegan Red Beans and Rice

Plant-based Broccoli Mac and Cheese

One Pan Mexican Quinoa Skillet

Enjoy!

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