Fresh Basil Pesto

Fresh Basil Pesto

? Seasonal and consistently a family favorite, this multi-use dressing is my Fresh Basil Pesto. This pesto is wonderful on ravioli or any pasta, including zucchini noodles (see below), drizzled on roasted veggies, or as a spread on a sandwich. This Pesto can also be kept in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.

Pesto Prep

Fresh Basil Pesto


  • 2 large handfuls fresh basil optional 1 small handful spinach OR 1 small bunch ramps, cleaned and chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 6 cashews chopped 


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor (or blender) and process (or blend) until smooth. 
  • Taste and add more oil if you prefer it thinner, more nutritional yeast if you prefer it more cheesy. This is a very forgiving and flexible recipe.

Fresh Basil Pesto


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April 12, 2021

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