Vegan Pesto!

Its totally normal to take pictures of your food out on your front porch while your neighbors walk by. Hey, good lighting is important!


Anyways, thought I’d share my easy sneezy vegan pesto recipe. Why vegan? Because I don’t do dairy. Its mean to me. So you can keep it vegan and top your fave pasta, or do what we did last night and serve with roasted spaghetti squash and sauteed shrimps.

Here goes:

Easy Vegan, Gluten-Free, Raw Pesto

1/3 C. raw pine nuts

2 C. packed basil

1 Tbsp. kosher salt

1 large clove of garlic

zest of 1/2 of a lemon

juice of 1/2 of a lemon

about 1/3-1/2 C. extra-virgin olive oil

Give the above ingredients a whiz in the food processor, adding the olive oil until you reach the desired consistency. I like to add a little less for a thicker pesto, because you can always add more olive oil to your dish later.


This will keep in the fridge nicely for a few days.

Your cat (and neighbors) will probably wonder what you are up to. Just be cool.



One thought on “Vegan Pesto!

  1. Simon

    It’s probably worth noting (for those of you like me who could live entirely off of meats and cheeses), that this tastes awesome and I had no idea when I ate it last night that it wasn’t cheesy… Abbey is a super sly veggie pusher!


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