An easy vegan pesto recipe made without nuts in a food processor.

Vegan Pesto Recipe - No Nuts

An easy way to make vegan pesto with the option for no nuts.  Still has a rich cheese flavor although it is dairy-free.

Course condiment
Cuisine gluten free, nut free, vegan
Keyword nut free vegan pesto, vegan pesto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 146 kcal


  • 2 cups basil substitute as much as 1 cup spinach for basil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup olive oil high quality
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor or blender.

  2. Set on high for about 30 seconds.

  3. Scrape the edges and blend again for about 30 more seconds.

  4. Use immediately or freeze for later.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Pesto Recipe - No Nuts
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.