How to Make a Delicious and Nutritious Pesto at Home

How to Make a Delicious and Nutritious Pesto at Home

Pesto is a classic Italian sauce that has gained worldwide popularity for its unique flavor and versatility. This sauce can be used in a variety of dishes, from pasta to pizza and even as a dip or spread. While traditional pesto is made with basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, and parmesan cheese, there are many variations of this sauce that can be made with different herbs, nuts, and ingredients.

In this blog post, we will share a recipe for a delicious and nutritious pesto made with spinach, basil, parsley, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, garlic, lemon, olive oil, salt, and pepper. This vegan pesto is packed with flavor and nutrients, making it a healthy and tasty addition to any meal.


  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Toast the pine nuts in a dry pan over medium heat until they are golden brown, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine the spinach, basil, parsley, toasted pine nuts, nutritional yeast, garlic, and lemon juice. Pulse until the ingredients are chopped and combined.
  3. With the food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until the pesto is smooth and creamy. If the pesto is too thick, add more olive oil or water until it reaches your desired consistency.
  4. Season the pesto with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Transfer the pesto to a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Enjoy your delicious and nutritious pesto on pasta, pizza, sandwiches, or as a dip or spread. This versatile sauce is not only tasty but also packed with nutrients, thanks to the spinach, parsley, pine nuts, and nutritional yeast. Give this recipe a try and impress your family and friends with your homemade pesto skills!

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