Basil (/Any Greens) Pesto

Basil (/Any Greens) Pesto

Shivangi Rao
By Shivangi Rao
Course Condiments, Vegetarian Dishes


  • 2 cups of chopped fresh basil OR 2 cups of your choice of chopped fresh greens e.g., kale, Swiss chard, arugula, spinach, etc., packed
  • 1/3 cup of raw walnuts or any nuts pine nuts and cashews would work too!
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan if you are dairy-free, you can skip this altogether or use 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 2/3 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt


  • Wash greens, dry them and chop.
  • Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender, and blend until it becomes a thicker paste.
  • Add extra olive oil, salt, and pepper as needed.
  • Enjoy!
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