Gluten-Free Vegan Pesto

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I highly recommend making pesto from scratch. There’s something about the flavor of fresh basil that store-bought pesto cannot replicate. Here is my take on homemade pesto, gluten-free and dairy free of course! This recipe is indeed vegan, however, I recommend finding an egg-free pasta to pair with it 🙂

Ingredients:

Makes 6 servings

  • 2 cups (4oz)  Basil (stems & leaves)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

Directions:

1.Blend together basil, spinach, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. 

2. Taste (this is where you can add more salt or olive oil to your preference).

3. Add pine nuts and pulse. We want bits and pieces of pine nuts in the pesto. Blending too long will result in very creamy pesto.

4. Add to pasta & stir (here I used Trader Joe’s GF Fettucinne which isn’t vegan, use your favorite GF/Vegan pasta).

5. Enjoy!

Notes:

Use 16oz of dried pasta or two packets of fresh pasta (18oz) GF Fettuccine from TJ.

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Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pesto

Extremely easy pesto recipe for chefs of all levels. This pesto pairs perfectly with any pasta. It is indeed gluten-free and dairy-free, and vegan!
Course Main Course, Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Dairy-Free, Easy Recipe, Gluten-Free, Pasta, Pesto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 People
Author alattaeats
Cost Approx. $10

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Fresh Basils Leaves and Stems! Zero Waste 🙂
  • 1 Cup Fresh Spinach
  • 1 Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ Tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¼ Cup Pine Nuts + More for Topping

Instructions

  • 1. Blend together basil, spinach, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt.
  • 2. Taste (this is where you can add more salt or olive oil to your preference).
  • 3. Add pine nuts and pulse. We want bits and pieces of pine nuts in the pesto. Blending too long will result in very creamy pesto.
  • 4. Add to pasta & stir (here I used Trader Joe’s GF Fettucinne which isn’t vegan, use your favorite GF/Vegan pasta).
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Use 16oz of dried pasta or two packets (18oz) of fresh pasta. I used the Fresh Gluten-Free Fettuccine from Trader Joe’s.

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