Vegan pesto with Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia nut pesto is perfect for a cheesy vegan pesto! This pesto is vegan, nutty, and lower oil than some but with all of the pesto flavor you'd expect! Perfect for pasta or dips. You will love the flavor and texture the macadamia nuts lend to this pesto!
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves heaping
- ½ cup macadamia nuts salted, see notes
- 1 clove garlic
- 1½ teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
If your macadamia nuts are unsalted, then you will want to add in some salt to taste.
I like the ground macadamia nuts to be a little chunkier for dips and for coating large pasta like corkscrew. If I am tossing with small pasta like thin spaghetti, add up to a Tablespoon more oil and process a little longer to make your pesto smoother and the nuts finer.
Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg