Originally Posted by broccolichick
I love pesto, but a) I don't have a food processor, b) most pre-made pesto isn't vegan c) most pesto contains nuts and I'm allergic.
I need vegan, nut-less pesto stat! So basically just basil and olive oil
Just basil and olive oil, is still very good, especially to dip breads in. I really like chives w/olive oil too!
I can't wait to start growing basil this year again, so I can have pesto every week! This is my favorite pesto recipe, that I love so much, I don't care to try any others.Pesto
1 large bunch of basil (about 3 cups, loosly packed)
2-3 cloves garlic
6 Tbsp raw pine nuts or walnuts
3/4- 1 tsp salt, or to taste
6 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
Place all ingredients except the olive oil and nutritional yeast into a food processor. Process to a finely ground consistency. Add olive oil and process again, until smooth and creamy. If desired, add nutritional yeast and process again until creamy. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.