Basic Dairy-Free Pesto
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Pesto is one of those fancy recipes that is actually fairly easy to make. Add this to a recipe and you will be an instant gourmet chef to your guests!
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: ½ cup (about 4 servings)
  • 1 cup basil
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  1. Place the pine nuts in a food processor, followed by the garlic, salt, oil, and finally the basil.
  2. Press down the basil before securing the lid.
  3. Pulse the ingredients about five times to initiate the mixing action.
  4. Blend the ingredients until they well combined, but still a little coarse.
Kitchen Equipment Needed: Measuring Spoon, Measuring Cup & Food Processor.

This recipe is reprinted with permissions from the February 2009 issue of the Vegan Culinary Experience.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at