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glass jar of pesto with spoon. Pesto is topped with pine nuts and basil leaves.

Dairy Free Pesto Sauce

Simple and delicious pesto made vegan and dairy-free. It's a 5-minute recipe that is packed with flavor!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: basil, dairy free, gnocchi, nutritional yeast, pasta, pesto
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Sara Ayesh


  • 1 Food Processor


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves


  • To the food processor add the basil leaves and pine nuts. Pulse a few times to chop.
  • Add in the nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, and garlic.
  • Turn the food processor on and let that blend for a few seconds.
  • Slowly begin to add in the olive oil. Doing this slow ensures that it emulsifies and won't separate later.
  • Blend for 1 minute until fully combined.
  • Store in an air tight container for up to 1 week.