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Vegan pesto sauce recipe

Vegan Pesto sauce

Traditional Italian sauce made with sweet basil leaves.
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Basil
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Sravanthi


  • 100 gms Italian Basil leaves ( Around 2 cups tightly packed leaves)
  • 100 gms Cashews (Around ¾ cup)
  • 100 ml Olive oil
  • 3 garlic pods
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


  • Add all ingredients to grinder or food processor and blend everything to form a rough paste. If you wish, you can grind it into a smooth paste. I like it to be a little gritty.


  1. Adjust olive oil according to your preference.
  2. This sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for a month.
  3. To keep it fresh, store this in an airtight glass container.
  4. Top it with olive oil to prevent oxidization.
  5. Cashews can be replaced with almonds or walnuts or pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.