Easy Pesto Recipe

(dairy free)

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Easy Pesto Recipe

If you're after a dairy free pesto that's flavourful & delicious, look no further. Introducing my favourite quick & easy, go-to zesty pesto. You can also make this nut free (for kindy/school) by subbing out nuts for sunflower seeds. I love to add this gorgeous green goodness to sandwiches, as a dip with chopped vegies, in my salads and even lathered on freshly cooked vegies as a salsa verde.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 Full Jam Jar


  • Food Processor or mortar and pestle


  • 2 Large Bunches of Fresh Basil (italian parsley works well too)
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Nuts of Choice (or sunflower seeds for nut free option)
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Zest Lemon
  • 1 Juice of Lemon
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast Flakes (you can use parmesan or pecorino cheese if you prefer the dairy version)


  • Place all ingredients into food processor (or mortar & pestle) and mix well. Feel free to adjust ingredient amounts according to your taste preferences. Place in sealed jar. Will last in the fridge for up to one week.
    Bon Appetite πŸ’‹
Keyword Dairy Free, Easy, Gluten Free, Lunchbox Friendly, Plant Based, Quick
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