January 18, 2019 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Simple Vegan Pesto

This dairy-free, vegan pesto recipe is bright, lemony, and full of flavor. Delicious on pasta, slathered onto some crusty bread, as a sandwich spread, or just eaten with a spoon.

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes | Servings: 6


  • 3 cups basil
  • juice of a half medium lemon
  • 1/3 cup pistachios
  • 2 large garlic cloves peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil

simple vegan pesto ingredients


  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients except the olive oil. Pulse until evenly chopped.
  2. Slowly add in the olive oil through the top of the processor. Pulse until evenly combined, but not completely smooth.