dairy-free pesto

Dairy Free Pesto

An easy dairy-free pesto recipe made with nutritional yeast, basil, olive oil, and nuts, and is perfect as a pasta sauce, on chicken, or on your favorite pizza. You’re going to be trying to find ways to include this vegan pesto sauce on everything!


  • 3 cups basil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts (or other nut or seed like walnuts or pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional – can replace with parmesan cheese if not dairy free)


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or high-powered blender, like a vitamix.
  2. Process until well-combined and to desired texture, scraping down sides as needed.
  3. Taste and add additional lemon juice or salt if needed.
  4. Store in fridge for up to one week.


Author: Erin