How To Make Vegan Pesto
Addapted from a recipe by Karina Allrich.
This vegan pesto is big on taste, zero on dairy. You won’t miss the cheese, I promise. It never lasts long around here. The nuts you choose influence the taste.
Ingredients:2 cups, washed, loosely packed stemmed fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup shelled pecans or walnuts or pine nuts
2 cloves fresh garlic
1/4 cup good tasting extra virgin olive oil, as needed
Sea salt, to taste
Instructions:Combine the fresh herbs, nuts, and garlic in a food processor and process the mixture until it turns into a coarse meal.Slowly add extra virgin olive oil in a steady drizzle as you pulse the processor on and off. Process until it becomes a smooth, light paste. Add enough olive oil to keep it moist and spreadable.Season with sea salt, to taste.
Cover and store chilled for at least an hour to saturate the flavors.
Makes roughly a rounded cup