Recipe for Vegan Lemon Pesto

Extract the juice from the lemons and put it in a blender.

Grate the outer part of the lemon and put it in the blender.

Roast Pine Nuts: Roast the pine nuts in a pan on medium heat for 3-4 minutes until they turn golden brown and smell good. This process makes them taste better. Put them in the blender.

Include what is left. List of ingredients:

Put the nutritional yeast, parsley, basil, garlic, a good amount of olive oil, salt, and pepper in the blender.

Mix: Mix together all the ingredients until you get a smooth, creamy texture. You might have to use a spatula to push the ingredients down the sides of the blender a few times to make sure everything is mixed well.


Put the lemon pesto in a clean jar. Keep in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

Ideas for how to serve.

To make pasta: Prepare spaghetti following the instructions on the package. Drain the pasta, saving some of the cooking water.

Mix the cooked spaghetti with some lemon pesto and add a bit of the pasta water until you reach the thickness you want.

As a topping: Use the lemon pesto on bruschetta or sandwiches.


Type of Lemon: For a genuine flavor, use Procida lemons or any organic, untreated lemons.

Nuts: Use toasted almonds instead of pine nuts for a new taste.

Cheese Alternative: Nutritional yeast is used instead of Parmesan cheese to give a cheesy and nutty taste.

Storage: You can keep the pesto in the refrigerator for up to 2 days in a jar with a little olive oil on top.

Explanation of Vegan Adjustment: This text will provide a clear understanding of how to adapt to a vegan lifestyle.

Nutritional yeast is a substitute for Parmesan cheese. Nutritional yeast is a type of yeast that has been deactivated. It has a flavor similar to cheese and nuts, which makes it a good alternative in vegan dishes.

Olive oil helps keep the pesto creamy and tasty, just like the original recipe.

The steps of toasting the pine nuts, mixing the ingredients, and adding fresh herbs are still done in the same way to keep the original taste and flavor of the pesto.

Usage: The pesto is flexible and can be used in the same way as regular pesto, making sure it goes well with different dishes while being entirely plant-based.

Lemon Pesto without any animal products. Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 145 calories

Fat: 13 grams

Fat that is not good for you: 1.5 grams.

Sodium: 140 milligrams

Carbohydrates: 5 grams

Fiber in food: 2 grams

Sugars: 1 gram

Proteins: 3 grams