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5-Minute Vegan Pesto

PrepPrep:
5 Minutes
ServesServes:
2 Medium Jars
Ingredients
FROM YOUR HEALTH FOOD STORE
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  • Superfoodies Organic Cashew Nuts 250g £8.45
  • Marigold Engevita Yeast Flakes 125g £3.15
  • Meridian Organic Extra Virgin Oil 500ml £6.99
  • A.Vogel Herbamare Herb Seasoning Salt 125g £2.89
  • ADD TO BASKET £21.48


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  • 150ml Hot Water
  • 120g Fresh Basil
  • 6 cloves of garlic

I love my super easy 5-minute vegan pesto recipe! You just pop all the ingredients into the food processor or blender and whizz. Cashews are full of fibre and are an anti-oxidant, helping to give you that extra boost. I always have mine with a sweet baked potato as it is so tasty, but it also goes great with brown rice, pasta or on sourdough toast!

Method
  1. Before you start, ensure you have soaked 150g cashew nuts for at least 4 hours. You can replace this with walnuts or pine nuts.
  2. Pop your cashews into a blender or food processor, and blitz until they become fine.
  3. Add 150ml of hot water, a little at a time, and blend while doing so. Continue this process until your mixture forms a creamy paste.
  4. Now it’s time to add the rest of your ingredients. Add in 120g fresh basil, 50g nutritional yeast flakes (this is a great cheese replacement!), 6 cloves of garlic and 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  5. Blend again.
  6. To this add a dash of salt for seasoning (I always use Herbamare to add that extra bit of flavour) and blend again until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  7. Serve this with a sweet baked potato, brown rice, pasta or on sourdough toast and enjoy!

by Ayesha @JdeV HQ