Quantcast
Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe

Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe

This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to a variety of foods and dishes!

Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto

This creamy Vegan Pesto recipe makes for a magnificent way to use fresh basil! It is so utterly delicious that you would never guess that it is completely dairy-free and without cheese. It’s most reminiscent of a classic basil pesto recipe, and can be enjoyed a large variety of ways.

Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto
Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto

Cashew Pesto

This Easy Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto is:

  • Super flavorful.

  • Easy to make.

  • Creamy.

  • Filled with wholesome, nutrient-dense ingredients.

  • Vegan, dairy-free, cheese-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free.

Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto
Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto

What Ingredients are Needed to Make Vegan Cashew Pesto?

  • Raw cashews.

  • Fresh basil.

  • Olive oil.

  • Nutritional yeast.

  • Apple cider vinegar.

  • Garlic or garlic powder.

  • Black pepper.

  • Salt.

(Note: see recipe card near bottom of post for full ingredients, amounts, and method.)

Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto
Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto

How to Make Vegan Cashew Pesto - Step by Step

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor.

Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto

2. Blend until smooth.

Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto

3. Salt to taste.

Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto

4. Enjoy!

Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto

Top Tips for Making Basil Cashew Pesto

  1. Keep it Fresh

    I recommend using fresh basil for best results!

  2. Store it

    This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto keeps well in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 10 days!

Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto
Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto

Common Recipe Questions

  1. Can I make this vegan pesto recipe nut-free?

    Yes! Simply use raw sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds in place of the cashews!

  2. Can I omit the nutritional yeast?

    Yes. This vegan pesto will not have the same ‘cheesy’ undertones but will still be super delicious!

  3. Can I replace the vinegar with lemon juice?

    Yes. The apple cider vinegar can be replaced with either lemon or lime juice for similar results.

Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto
Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto
Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto

If you try this recipe please let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, share this post, use Pinterest's "tried it" feature, or take a photo, & tag me on Instagram and I'll share it! Thank you so much! <3


Vegan Cashew Pesto

vegan cashew recipe

PRINT THIS RECIPE

Author: Kristen Wood | 9-30-2019

  • prep time: 5 minutes
  • cook time: 0 minutes
  • total time: 5 minutes

Yields: approx. 1 1/4 cup


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup packed basil (20 grams)
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews (75 grams)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (290 grams)
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or 4 garlic cloves)
  • sea salt or pink salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor or blender combine all of the above ingredients (except salt).
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Salt to taste.
  4. Enjoy!

Nutrition:

  • Serving: 1/4 cup
  • Fat: 19 grams
  • Calories: 197
  • Carbs: 4.8 grams
  • Fiber: 0.5 grams

NOTE: Please see 'Tips' above in the blog post for suitable substitutions, storage advice and more!

 

Shop This Recipe

 

Pin it for Later

Easy Vegan Cashew Pesto Recipe -  This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to variety of foods and dishes! #veganpesto #veganpestorecipe #easyveganpesto #cashewpesto #basilcashewpesto #vegancashewpesto
Review: Etekcity Lasergrip 800 Digital Infrared Laser Temperature Gun

Review: Etekcity Lasergrip 800 Digital Infrared Laser Temperature Gun

Vegan Instant Pot Butternut Squash Curry (+ Stovetop Instructions)

Vegan Instant Pot Butternut Squash Curry (+ Stovetop Instructions)

0