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Dairy Free Basil Pesto (Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Vegan)

A quick, easy, basil pesto recipe made without Parmesan cheese!

Course Condiment
Cuisine Italian
Keyword vegan recipes, weeknight dinner
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Linda Spiker


  • 1 large clove garlic peeled
  • 2 cups fresh organic basil leaves packed
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts or walnuts
  • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast optional but highly recommended
  • Sea salt and pepper


  1. Place garlic in processor or blender and pulse until chopped. Add all other ingredients and process until almost smooth
  2. Toss with pasta, zoodles, roasted potatoes or use to top steak, chicken, or salmon