Basil Pesto Pasta

Two words: pesto pasta. This classic Italian dish is easily made vegan by replacing parmesan cheese with nutritional yeast.


  • 1-2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts / sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice plus more to taste
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes


  1. In a food processor, blend all the above ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  2. If needed, add more of the seasoning & lemon juice to taste.
  3. To serve, mix the pesto sauce with 3-4 servings of cooked pasta. Enjoy!

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Guest Blogger Lenny Vegamelon

My name is Lenny, known as @vegamelon on Instagram! I became vegan almost four years ago, at the end of my freshman year of high school. See all recipes by Lenny

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