Creamy Vegan Pesto Sauce Recipe

Creamy Vegan Pesto Sauce Recipe

Pesto and pasta are a perfect pair. Full of healthy fats, pesto is a filling, nutritious and delicious addition to your pasta plate. Choose a whole grain or whole wheat pasta, or try making your own. Although most commercial pesto contains Parmesan cheese, try this yummy vegan version – it’s so good you won’t miss the cheese!


½ cup pine nuts

1 cup fresh basil packed lightly

2 tbsp olive oil

1/3 cup onions, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon

Read more about how healthy fats (like olive oil and nuts) don’t make you fat


Lightly sauté onions and garlic, and then set aside to cool. Once cooled, toss all ingredients into a blender; blend until smooth. Add water to get desired consistency. Mix sauce up with your favorite pasta. Enjoy!

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Danielle Wesierski is an international model turned Holistic Nutritionist (CNP) with a passion for food and culture. The desire to look and feel your best, combined with the importance of eating whole foods, inspired these recipes that transform healthy food into flavorful dishes! Visit her blog for more recipes