Vegan Pumpkin Seed Pesto

"the most flavourful sauce you'll ever make in 5 minutes | savoury, fresh, herby and garlicky"
-- @eatwkriss
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 2 cups basil, packed
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 tablespoons water, more to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Step 1

    In a food processor, blend the pumpkin seeds first. Followed by the basil, nutritional yeast, garlic and lemon juice. Scrape down the sides occasionally.

  • Step 2

    Drizzle in the oil and water while the food processor is blending until you get your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Step 3

    Use straightaway with pasta of choice, as a savoury spread on toast or as a marinade for vegetables OR store in a glass jar topped with a little bit of olive oil (prevents browning) in the fridge.

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