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Arugula Pesto (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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This quick and healthy Arugula Pesto is so easy to make, full of fresh ingredients, and completely addictive!! 

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This pesto is not only crazy good but also super easy to make.

How to make this Arugula Pesto:

First, add the cashews, pine nuts and nutritional yeast to a food processor or high powered blender.

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Next add the arugula, basil, olive oil, water, garlic powder and sea salt.

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Blend until combined, scraping down the sides and re-blending as necessary.

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That’s it! Use as a spread for sandwiches, or on french bread (my favorite).

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I’ve also eaten this on Roasted Spaghetti Squash = perfection.

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Arugula Pesto (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This quick and healthy Arugula Pesto is so easy to make, full of fresh ingredients, and completely addictive!!

  • Author: Christin McKamey
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dips
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the cashews, pine nuts and nutritional yeast to a food processor or high powered blender. Blend until the nuts are broken into very small pieces, as small as you can get them. You may need to stop blending every 15 seconds or so, to scrape down the sides of the bowl and stir.
  2. Then add the arugula, basil, olive oil, water, garlic powder and sea salt. Blend until combined, scraping down the sides and re-blending as necessary.
  3. Use as a spread for sandwiches, or on french bread (my favorite). I’ve also eaten this on Roasted Spaghetti Squash = perfection.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 138
  • Sugar: 1.1
  • Sodium: 298.3
  • Fat: 11.6
  • Carbohydrates: 6.8
  • Protein: 3.7

Keywords: arugula pesto, arugula basil pesto, vegan pesto

Serving size = 2 tablespoons

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4 Comments

  • This recipe is AMAZING! My new favorite!

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    • Thanks Audrey! 😉 Glad you liked it!

      Reply
  • I love how thick this pesto is, the perfect texture to be spread on bread!

    Reply
    • Thanks Sarah! French bread is my favorite! =)

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