Vegan Basil and Spinach Pesto

Thursday, 25 February 2016
Vegan Basil and Spinach Pesto

Pesto is one of those things I always like to have on hand, whether it be a shop bought jar stored away in the cupboard, or a fresh homemade batch. I love having it with a big bowl of pasta, stirred through salads or in a sandwich. It's also much easier to make than you may think so I'd definitely encourage you to have a go at making your own. It freezes really well too so you can double up the ingredients below and make a big batch to put away for another time.

You will need (makes one small jar): 
1 cup fresh basil
2 cups spinach
2 small cloves garlic (minced)
the juice of half a lemon
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup walnuts
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional) 

Simply pop all the ingredients into a food processor and mix until you get a pesto consistency. If the mix is too thick just add a little extra olive oil.

Vegan Basil and Spinach Pesto

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