Spirulina Basil Pesto




This vegan recipe for Spirulina Basil Pesto has pine nut, basil and olive oil as the primary ingredients.

A protein packed vegan variation of a classic basil pesto recipe, the extra spirulina and nutritional yeast complements the nuttiness of pignoli. Made fresh will keep for 7 days in the fridge.[2]


This recipe allows customizations! Go heavier on the garlic or olive oil or optionally add nutritional yeast or spirulina. Customize the nutrition for this recipe () below.

Quick nutrition per serving: 367 Calories, 7.5 grams of protein, 37.1 grams of fat

image of a protein packed vegan variation of a classic basil pesto recipe, the extra spirulina and nutritional yeast complements the nuttiness of pignoli.
A protein packed vegan variation of a classic basil pesto recipe, the extra spirulina and nutritional yeast complements the nuttiness of pignoli.
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Ingredients

3 cups Basil
1-3 clove Garlic
4-8 tbsps Olive Oil
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 cup Pine Nut
(optional) 1-4 tbsps Nutritional Yeast
(optional) 1 tbsp Spirulina

Directions

  1. Pulse all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Enjoy as a salad dressing or pasta sauce.

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

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