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Vegan Walnut Pesto

This easy vegan pesto is rich, satisfying, and so easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, plant based, spinach, vegan
Servings: 8
Calories: 174kcal


  • Blender or food processor


  • 2 cups fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Add the fresh parsley, walnuts, extra virgin olive oil, garlic cloves, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to a blender or food processor.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Toss with pasta, use as a pizza sauce, or however you like! Or store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Makes approximately 8 servings of vegan walnut pesto.


  • Store any leftover pesto in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1264IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg