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Cheesy Vegan Walnut Pesto Recipe

This amazingly creamy and delicious Cheesy Vegan Walnut Pesto is made from a blend of basil, spinach, kale, garlic, walnuts, and nutritional yeast! It is vegan, gluten-free, healthy, vibrant and ridiculously tasty. It makes for one perfect green condiment ready to use on just about any savory dish!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiments, Vegan
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup fresh kale and spinach leaves or any mixed greens would do
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 6 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 tbs water
  • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or more if preferred, salt to taste


  • Combine all of the above ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender.
  • Blend until mostly smooth, or desired consistency.
  • Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 1 week, or use right away!
  • Enjoy!



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Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1327IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg