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Creamy Vegan Pesto

Creamy vegan pesto

Get ready to discover your new favourite dip — creamy vegan pesto. You need just 5 simple ingredients, 2 minutes and 1 piece of kitchen equipment to make this basic dish. It’s so quick and easy, anyone can make it! Plus, it’s 100% vegan and dairy-free, so everyone can enjoy it, too.
Course Appetizer, dairy free, sauce, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Keyword avocado, basil sauce, pesto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 172kcal


  • 3 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp rice oil/ avocado oil
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add basil, garlic, oil, avocados and pine nuts into a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the insides of the food processor. Season the pesto with salt and pepper to taste and pulse several more times to make sure all the ingredients are well combined.


You can use the pesto as a delicious creamy sauce for pasta, use it as a dip for crackers or spread it onto bread to improve any sandwich.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 627IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg