Classic Vegan Pesto
Classic vegan pesto made with hemp hearts! This tastes JUST like the pesto I grew up with, but made nut free! Plus, just 4 ingredients + pasta!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
- 4 ounces basil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 cup hemp hearts
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- fresh black pepper (to taste)
- 1 pound of pasta (my favorite is capellini)
Prepare pasta according to package directions.
While the pasta is cooking prepare the sauce.
Wash your basil and remove leaves from stems.
Place the leaves into your food processor with the garlic, hemp, olive oil, and salt and pepper.
Run the food processor* to break up the leaves, stopping to scrape the sides a few times.
Remove sauce from food processor and toss with cooked pasta. Serve!
*I prefer to use my food processor for pesto. You could use your blender, but I find that the sauce gets broken down too much this way. I like to have small pieces of basil rather than a perfectly blended sauce.
Optional: garnish with vegan parmesan. I like Violife brand!