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Very Veggie Vegan Pesto

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Course: Sauce
1 .5 cups
Author: Blender Babes


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts or sunflower seeds*
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup kale or spinach leaves optional
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Add ingredients to your jar in the order listed.
  • For BLENDTEC: Using TWISTER Jar - Press the DIPS/BATTERS button 2x turning lid counterclockwise. With FOURSIDE Jar** - Use your manuel keys and take it to speed 6, let it run for 20 to 30 seconds. Stop machine and scrape ingredients towards to blade and repeat until smooth.
  • For VITAMIX: Start on speed 1, turn the machine on, slowly increase to speed 7 and let it run for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Press the ingredients into the blade with the tamper.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes


*You can substitute walnuts or pumpkin seeds for the pine nuts or sunflower seeds if desired, or do a mixture. You can also toast these - just put them in a dry saucepan over medium heat for a few minutes - or leave them raw!
**If using Wildside Jar will have to double recipe.