the BEST pesto recipe

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This pesto has been a staple in my kitchen for the last several months. It can be used as a dip for veggies, a sauce for pasta, or a spread for sandwiches. This is definitely a recipe you’ll want to save!

The recipe is very loose, so all amounts are are flexible. But the base ingredients I use every time.

Into a food processor add: 1-2 bunches of basil, 2 handfuls spinach (or kale), the juice of 1-2 lemons, 3 cloves garlic, 1/2 to 2/3 cup pine nuts (or cashews), 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup nutritional yeast, 2 tsp salt, and a sprinkle of black pepper.

Blend all ingredients in your food processor for a couple minutes until a smooth pesto is formed. Store in fridge up to 5 days.

While nutritional yeast may seem like a weird ingredient, it is extremely affordable and easy to find at most grocery stores. It has a very cheesy flavor and is incredible for your health. It is high in protein and Vitamin B-12. It is great sprinkled on popcorn, served on top of soups and salads, or included in pasta sauces.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!!