Vegan Spirulina Pesto Recipe

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Vegan Spirulina Pesto Recipe

Vegan Spirulina Pesto Recipe

Serves: 4 as a pasta sauce
Preparations time: 6 mins
Cooking time: 0 mins

This tasty vegan variation on the time honoured Mediterranean classic tastes virtually the same as the original except that it has all the health benefits of Spirulina and is dairy free.

  • 1 cup pine nuts, very lightly toasted
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 handfuls fresh basil
  • 1 clove of chopped garlic
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of fresh Spirulina paste
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • Pulse the garlic and basil in food processor.
  • Add the pine nuts and olive oil to the mixture and pulse again.
  • Stir in the lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and spirulina powder.
  • Season to taste. You may add more olive oil to reach the consistency of your liking.
  • Serve with pasta or veggie spaghetti.


Excellent on your favourite pasta. Keeps in the fridge for 5 days.