5-Minute Vegan Pesto


This quick and easy vegan pesto is a delicious topping for any pizza, pasta or salad, and takes only 5 minutes with just a few ingredients.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
6 servings


  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves

  • cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup pine nuts

  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Combine basil leaves, olive oil, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, garlic, salt, and black pepper in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
27g Fat
3g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Sodium 196mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 155mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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