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RECIPE
9 INGREDIENTS 4 STEPS 10min

Vegan Basil Pesto

4.0
3 Ratings
This is not an authentic basil pesto recipe. I repeat, this is NOT an authentic basil pesto recipe. But it’s a pretty nice alternative if you’re one of those people who a) Likes pesto, b) Wants to make homemade presto, c) Thinks that pine nuts are insanely expensive and (forgive the pun) you have to be a nut to buy them if you live in Egypt, d) You don’t like cheese/are dairy intolerant e) Avoid pesto because of all that oil and f) You’re me.
Vegan Basil Pesto Recipe | SideChef
This is not an authentic basil pesto recipe. I repeat, this is NOT an authentic basil pesto recipe. But it’s a pretty nice alternative if you’re one of those people who a) Likes pesto, b) Wants to make homemade presto, c) Thinks that pine nuts are insanely expensive and (forgive the pun) you have to be a nut to buy them if you live in Egypt, d) You don’t like cheese/are dairy intolerant e) Avoid pesto because of all that oil and f) You’re me.
Hey there! I'm Nevine; Nutrition Coach, twin mom, infertility survivor, and lover of everything kitchen-related (including the occasional sugar-laden donut).
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Hey there! I'm Nevine; Nutrition Coach, twin mom, infertility survivor, and lover of everything kitchen-related (including the occasional sugar-laden donut).
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10min
Total Time
$1.92
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
1
US / METRIC
1/2 cup
2 cloves
1
Lime , juiced
1/4 cup
to taste
to taste
Water
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
955
FAT
91.8 g
PROTEIN
17.7 g
CARBS
26.6 g

Author's Notes

You could also add a bit of milk or cream to it and turn it into a creamy, pesto-ey pasta sauce.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Blanch basil by putting Fresh Basil Leaves (2 cups) in boiling water for 10 seconds then plunging it into ice cold water.
Step 2
Give Almonds (1/2 cup) a quick blitz in your food processor. Now add the Garlic (2 cloves) , Salt (to taste) , Ground Black Pepper (to taste) , Granulated Sugar (1 tsp) , and Lime (1) . Pulse just enough to mix them.
Step 3
Add the basil and get your oil ready. Start blitzing the mixture while slowly adding the Olive Oil (1/4 cup) through the top opening until everything is incorporated. Continue with Water (to taste) to get the desired consistency.
Step 4
Freeze into ice cube trays or cupcake molds (perfect one portion size) and then pop them out and put in a freezer bag. Serve and enjoy!
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
955
% Daily Value*
Fat
91.8 g
118%
Saturated Fat
10.6 g
53%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
--
--
Carbohydrates
26.6 g
10%
Fiber
11.0 g
39%
Sugars
8.1 g
--
Protein
17.7 g
35%
Sodium
4.0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
293.7 mg
23%
Iron
4.4 mg
24%
Potassium
723.5 mg
15%
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