The Best Vegan Pesto Everrrrr

I'll put pesto on literally everything. Pasta? Duh. Pizza? Yes please. Avocado toast? Sure. Tacos? Why the fuck not. I'm a huge fan of the Trader Joe's Vegan Kale, Cashew + Basil Pesto, but it just tastes so much better from scratch. Whip up a big batch of this and you'll be eating good all week :)

Vegan Pesto


  • 2 cups fresh basil (de-stemmed)

  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts

  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

  • 1/2 cup avocado oil

  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

  • 2 large cloves of garlic

  • Squeeze of lemon

  • S+P to taste

  • Water as needed to thin

To Do:

  • Add basil, hemp hearts, sunflower seeds, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and S+P to your food processor. Blend on high until everything is mixed.

  • With food processor on low, slowly add in your oil and water until a thick paste forms.

  • Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week. You can also pour the pesto into an ice cube mold and freeze it for up to a month!