What is pesto without parmesan cheese? Delicious and healthy! Make use end-of-summer basil where we substitute yeast flakes for cheese, and never miss what’s not in it!.

Pumpkins are popping up, mums are in bloom. It’s harvest time. So grab the last bit of growth from your garden and put it to use.  We harvested the remaining basil and created a delicious pesto that complements just about anything.  We used homemade toasted bread to make pesto bruschetta, cooked quinoa to create a pesto quinoa, and added the rest to spinach fettucini for a delightfully robust pasta dish. Any way you like it, enjoy!

  • 2 cups fresh organic basil
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 c nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 T minced garlic
  • 1/2 T pepper
  • 1/4 c pine nuts or walnuts

Process ingredients in a food processor until desired consistency is reached. Serve vegan basil pesto over breads, pastas, grains, or grilled veggies. The possibilities are endless! What is Pesto without Parmesan? Vegan Awesome.

Try this recipe for Pesto Quinoa