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Rustic Vegan Pesto

Serves perfectly with pasta, gnocchi, bruschetta and basically anything else. I love pesto!

Rustic Vegan Pesto

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of roughly chopped fresh basil leaves (fine stems are ok but no large stalks)
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 3 large cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 A lemons juice
  • 1/4 Cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

1

Add the pine nuts to the pestle and mortar and bash and grind until a dense paste.

2

Add the garlic, salt, pepper and nutritional yeast. Bash the garlic first and grind into a paste with the nuts.

3

Now add the basil and begin to bash the leaves down until darker and moist before grinding with the paste. Now add the lemon and oil and mix together.

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