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vegan pesto in a jar and a loaf of bread

Basil Pesto

  • Author: Savini Gauri
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


Preparing vegan pesto requires no special skill, only a few fresh ingredients and about 10 minutes of your time. 


  • 2-cups, fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons, pine nuts
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup, extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup, Parmigiano Reggiano (grated)
  • ¼ cup, Pecorino Fiore
  • ¼-teaspoon, granulated or sea salt (plus more to taste)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of water (chilled)


  1. Prepare your ingredients. Measure portions of all ingredients and wash the basil.
  2. Add the pine nuts, garlic, and salt to your food processor or blender. Grind it until smooth.
  3. Then add the basil leaves, water, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Pecorino Fiore. Mix until a loose paste forms.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the paste and mix.
  5. After you reach the desired consistency, taste and adjust the flavor as needed.


Try adding radish greens for more bite to your recipe.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: vegan pesto recipe