Creamy Smoked Almond Vegan Pesto Dip


This recipe for almond vegan pesto dip is a “15 minutes or less” entry in the Fast & Fresh Dairy-Free Time Trials Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Erin Powell. For that creamy touch, she uses dairy-free Greek-Style Coconut Milk Yogurt from So Delicious.

Creamy Smoked Almond Vegan Pesto Dip
Go Dairy Free - The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance and Casein-Free LivingSmoked almonds add depth of flavor to this vegan pesto dip. Rich dairy-free yogurt provides a creamy, dippable consistency and a nice little dose of probiotics.

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Special Diet Notes & Options: Smoked Almond Vegan Pesto Dip

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

Creamy Smoked Almond Vegan Pesto Dip
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: 1 ¾ cups
  1. Have a food processor ready, and a 4-cup serving bowl set aside for the finished dip.
  2. Pick all of the leaves from the basil, and roughly chop them. Process almonds and picked basil for 1 minute in the food processor.
  3. Add garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth.
  4. Add the olive oil, and process until smooth.
  5. Pour the 2 containers cultured almond milk into the 4 cup bowl. Stir in ¼ cup of the almond pesto. Mix well, and adjust seasoning as desired.
  6. Serve with chips or fresh vegetables. Save the remainder of the pesto for a spread on bread, or toss with pasta for an easy dinner.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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