Cheesy Vegan Walnut Pesto (Gluten-Free)
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!
I absolutely adore pesto (as does my family!). Pesto is one of those things with endless possibilities that nurtures my creativity when it comes to developing recipes. It is also something that goes well with SO many dishes!
This particular pesto is rich and creamy with a deep green flavor profile that is well complemented by the "cheesiness" of nutritional yeast, and the tang of apple cider vinegar. Throw in the earthy nuttiness of walnuts and you have one well-balanced and delicious vegan pesto!
My favorite way to enjoy this particular pesto is on sandwiches and blended with chickpeas for an amazing hummus!
I cannot wait to hear to how you like to enjoy it, too! xo.
- 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)