Classic 5-Minute Vegan Pesto

This easy 5-minute vegan pesto is made with basil, garlic, lemon, and nutritional yeast for a pesto that is packed with flavor. Serve it with noodles, on bread, or in a salad for the perfect vegan condiment. 

Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Vegan Pesto
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 128 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
  1. Destem the basil and place it in a food processor along with pine nuts, nutritional yeast, garlic, lemon juice, and salt.  

  2. With motor running, slowly add olive oil until it is completely incorporated. Stop to scrape down the sides, if necessary, blending until the pesto is evenly mixed. 

  3. Serve immediately on noodles, on pizza, or in salad. Store leftover pesto in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. 

Nutrition Facts
Classic 5-Minute Vegan Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 119mg5%
Potassium 174mg5%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.