Incredible Pesto

This is one easy, healthy, and flavor-packed sauce.  The sky is the limit when it comes to the possibilities of this recipe.  The stunning color, flavor punch, and healthy nutrition, which it brings to the table, is incredible.  Pesto is a perfect sauce for summer when basil is so plentiful.


2 cups basil

1/2 cup parsley

1/4 cup pine nuts (toasted or un-toasted) *

3-4 garlic cloves

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes

1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup olive oil



In a food processor add basil, parsley, pine nuts,  garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, nutritional yeast flakes, lemon juice, and salt.  Pulse into a rough paste scraping down the sides occasionally.  Then slowly add the olive oil to the paste while the food processor is running.   Enjoy!

* Pine nuts can be substituted with walnuts.



6 Replies to "Incredible Pesto"

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    Jean Brodis
    July 5, 2016 (1:18 pm)

    I made this pesto last week and loved it so I’m now on my 3rd batch. What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing it.

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      July 13, 2016 (12:07 pm)

      I am so glad you liked it! 3 batches, that’s impressive! Thank you for sharing:)

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    March 24, 2017 (1:03 pm)

    Going to make this for our family’s Sabbath lunch tomorrow! I think I will use the walnuts instead of pine nuts… Number 1, because we don’t have any, and Number 2, because I’m not a fan of their flavor. I can’t wait to test it! Pasta and Pesto! Mmmmmmm… 😉

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      March 29, 2017 (7:42 am)

      How neat, Stefanie! I hope you enjoyed the Pesto! Thank you for your comment!

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