Walnut Basil Pesto

It seems like everyone is on the quest for a good pesto recipe. It is the question I get asked most! I think I have finally found a wonderful dairy-free recipe!

I use nutritional yeast to provide that slight cheesy, salty flavor. I also use raw walnuts in this recipe and I find that they provide the perfect texture and nutty flavor.  PLUS walnuts are incredible for us, benefitting not only heart health, bone strength, but even brain function!

Walnut Basil Pesto


3 handfuls of basil

2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast

1/4 cup raw walnuts

1/4 cup olive oil

2 cloves of garlic

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Himalayan pink salt

freshly ground black pepper



1) Place all ingredients in a food processor (I have tried with a blender and do not recommend) + BLEND!

Walnut Basil Pesto