Vegan Pistachio Pesto

This vegan pistachio pesto is a twist on traditional pesto by switching pistachios for pine nuts. Nutritious, flavourful and very fast. Great for pasta dinner or on freshly baked bread.

VEGAN PISTACHIO PESTO

VEGAN PISTACHIO PESTO

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/3 cup shelled pistachios
  • 2-4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (optional)
  • 1- 2 tb nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Whole-wheat vegan pasta

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta to package directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking add all the ingredients* (except the oil) into a food processor and process.
  3. Slowly add in oil while processing and process until smooth.
  4. Serve immediately. Or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
http://www.thefoodie.info/vegan-pistachio-pesto/

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