Basil Mint Pesto

Basil Mint Pesto
(Adapted aka stolen from IsaChandra)

Makes 1 1/2 Cups

2 cups basil leaves
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup walnut halves
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt

Toast the walnuts in a toaster oven for 5 minutes, or on a baking sheet in a conventional oven for 10 minutes, turning once.

Combine the basil mint and oil in a blender until smooth. Add the toasted walnuts and garlic and blend until pureed. Add the lemon juice, nutritional yeast and salt and blend once more. Itโ€™s now ready to be used or stored in the fridge in an air tight container.

This is a fabulous, easy and healthy recipe…highly recommend it to all ๐Ÿ™‚


7 Responses to Basil Mint Pesto

  1. Pingback: Whole wheat pasta with Basil Mint Pesto | Fuel your life

  2. Rahul says:

    Just a note on this one. You could easily make this without nutritional yeast. It gives a little creamier texture but has its faint taste which some might not like.

  3. fuelyourlife says:

    oh yes. you are right. i forgot to mention you are the main cook behind the pesto :-p

  4. Dipti says:

    I simply loved this pesto! Rahul made some for me. Couldnt believe walnuts could do such wonders- yummie vegan pesto!

  5. Lavina says:

    mmm ive had pine nut pesto, now i want to try this walnut one!

  6. I’ve tried out a different pesto recipe by Isa – it has cilantro and cashews in it. This one sounds delicious! Mint and walnuts sound like lovely additions. Vegan pesto is the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. fuelyourlife says:

    That sounds absolutely delicious…cilantro and cashews, yum! I def have to check it out…thanks =)

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