5 Minute Dairy Free Walnut Pesto (Vegan)

Dairy Free Walnut Pesto sauce made in just FIVE minutes! Top your spaghetti, pizza or meat with this for a flavorful dish with minimal work.

For a girl who doesn't care much for red sauce, pesto is my hero. I know, I know. Pesto isn't for everyone. But neither is red sauce if you ask me. Pasta, pizza, chicken, you name it and I'll throw pesto on it or in it. I enjoy this pesto recipe in particular because it is dairy free, sugar free, vegan friendly and Whole 30 approved. Plus, it tastes hella good. I say it's the best of all worlds, but I'll let you be the judge.

Usually, pesto is made from pine nuts. But those are really expensive and I just can't justify spending that amount of money on them when you can use other nuts and seeds in pesto and it tastes JUST as good.  I use walnuts in this recipe, which are easy to find and inexpensive.

By the way - this pesto goes really well on my Flatbread Pizza. Since that recipe makes 2 separate flatbreads, I like to top one with pesto (for me) and one with red sauce (for Kyle!)


paleo, grain free, egg free, gluten free, sugar free, vegan
condiments, entrees, vegan pesto, sauces
Yield: 1/2-3/4 Cup Pesto (3 Servings)
Author: Katie Doyle

5 Minute Dairy Free Walnut Pesto

Dairy Free Walnut Pesto sauce made in just FIVE minutes! Top your spaghetti, pizza or meat with this for a flavorful dish with minimal work.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: total time: 5 M

ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice

instructions:

How to cook 5 Minute Dairy Free Walnut Pesto

  1. Dump all ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until your sauce is smooth and creamy. Stop processing to scrap down the edges with a spatula as needed.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Calories

230

Fat (grams)

25

Sat. Fat (grams)

3

Carbs (grams)

4

Fiber (grams)

1

Net carbs

3

Sugar (grams)

1

Protein (grams)

0

Sodium (milligrams)

0

Cholesterol (grams)

0
The nutritional labels are a product of online calculators such as MyFitnessPal. While I try to provide accurate nutritional information to the best of my ability, these figures should still be considered estimates.
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