Our vegan pesto sauce is so simple to make, almonds are used in place of pine nuts for a budget friendly option.



Makes: 3 cups

Serving size: 1 tbsp


  • 2 ½ cups packed cilantro, including steams
  • 2 ½ cups spinach
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ¾ cup cashews (or any other nut)
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 2 tsp salt


  1. In a food processor or high-speed blender combine cilantro, spinach, garlic cloves, almonds, cashews, basil leaves and salt until well blended.
  2. Slowly add the oil with the food processor or blender running in a steady stream (add more oil if needed).