Five Minute Pesto

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet, just like this recipe!

Pesto is one of those things that can save a dinner. Boring pasta? Add pesto! Boring chicken? Add pesto! Boring crackers and veggie sticks? Add pesto! You get my drift – pesto is the besto!

However, like most Italian dishes and additions, you require garlic. This is a big no-no for me.

But it’s so ridiculously easy to make your own. It’s fresh, fragrant and can brighten up any number of dishes. Best of all, it takes 5 minutes in a high speed blender or food processor and hey presto, you have pesto!

I’ll stop with the rhyming now, I promise.

Five Minute Pesto

Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 10 leaves basil
  • 2 tbsp pinenuts
  • 10 walnuts
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 20 g parmesan
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water


  1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and combine, scraping down the sides as needed.

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