Vegan Pesto

*I’ve posted a few recipes that include this pesto recipe, but I thought it deserved it’s own page!

This is about all I’ve made this summer, pesto… so far.

We’ve been on vacation, taking the kids to swimming lessons, going to Andy Alligators (a new kids water park), riding horses, and just enjoying our summer.

I promised my daughter at some point I would let her have a kids party, so eventually I’ll be posting some cupcake recipes. But for now we’ve been eating simple. Lot’s of fruit, salads, cooking out, and easy recipes I’ve already posted.

Last night I used this pesto to make The Pioneer Woman’s Lemon-Basil Chicken Salad – SO Good! You can also use it to make my Creamy Pesto Pasta, Pesto-Tomato Pizza, and much, much more – Enjoy!!!  :)


*Here’s my Vegan Parmesan Cheese recipe.

  • 2 Cups Fresh Basil (thoroughly washed and dried)
  • 3 Tbsp. Pine Nuts
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • ¼ Tsp. Lemon Juice
  • ½ Cup Vegan Parmesan Cheese {1/2 C Almond Flour, 2 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds, ¼ Tsp. Sea Salt, 1 Tbsp. Nutritional Yeast}
  • Up To ⅓ C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor except olive oil. Throw the lid on and process until it's well combined.
  2. Gradually drizzle in the olive oil 1 Tbsp at a time until the pesto forms a paste and you reach the consistency you want. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed

this post is part of Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Fridays, and Allergy Free Wednesdays


  1. Hi Cassidy,

    I love your creative take on pesto. Your vegan Parmesan cheese is super awesome! There is really nothing better than fresh pesto in the summer. Love! :-)

    Hope you’re well lovely lady. Your summer sounds about like ours…busy with the kids, having fun, swim lessons, traveling, etc.


    P.S. Looking forward to those cupcakes recipes!!

  2. What a fun pesto!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    What great recipes this week in the link up!

    Cindy from

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