Vegan pesto

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This vegan pesto recipe replaces the traditional cheese with nutritional yeast, which replicates the umami-rich flavour of Italian Parmesan. Stir it through pasta for a quick and simple vegan main.

First published in 2019





Toast the pine nuts in a hot dry pan until starting to colour
Using a mortar and pestle or a blender, grind together the nuts, garlic and basil leaves to a paste then stir in the oil
Stir in the nutritional yeast, salt and lemon juice. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed
First published in 2019

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