Vegan Oil-Free Pesto Recipe

vegan oil free pesto sauce

This vegan oil-free pesto recipe only takes 2 mins to make using 8 simple ingredients!

All you need to make this oil-free pesto sauce vegan is basil, baby spinach, zucchini, pine nuts, and a few simple seasoning to make it the perfect flavourful pesto which goes perfectly with pasta!

Other Pesto Recipe: Nut-Free Pesto Recipe

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Recipe for Vegan Oil-Free Pesto

This vegan oil-free pesto sauce is so good you’ll be licking the blender after you’re done blending this smooth, creamy and delicious pesto.

It’s super rich in flavour, creamy, and tastes slightly nutty (if you use pine nuts which I recommend it’s so good). 

This is a delicious vegan pesto sauce that uses no oil and is lower calories than most. We are using zucchini to make this even more creamy and add in extra vegetables. IT still tastes amazing and you won’t be missing oil!

Many pesto recipes require tons of oil and this one has none! This one is also a super creamy sauce perfect for pasta and no, we aren’t sacrificing taste

Related Recipe: Oil-Free Vegan Cheese Sauce

recipe for vegan oil free pesto

Ingredients

  • Fresh basil 
  • Baby spinach
  • Zucchini
  • Pine nuts
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic
  • Salt

This oil-free vegan pesto is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free!

To make the recipe nut-free, simply omit the pine nuts.


How To Make Oil-Free Pesto (Vegan)

Start by adding all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Keep in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days and use as a deliciously creamy and flavourful pasta sauce or salad dressing.

Super easy!

vegan oil free pesto sauce

Vegan Oil-Free Pesto (2-mins)

My vegan oil-free pesto recipe only takes 2 mins using 8 simple ingredients! If you're looking for vegan pesto without oil, try this recipe!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: oil-free, pesto, sauce
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 214kcal

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Measuring utensils

Ingredients

  • 30 grams Fresh basil around 1/2 cup
  • 1.5 cups Baby spinach
  • 1 Zucchini cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 cup Pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic peeled
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2-3 tbsp Water

Instructions

  • Start by making adding all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Keep in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days and use as a deliciously creamy and flavourful pasta sauce or salad dressing.

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 432mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3mg

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2 thoughts on “Vegan Oil-Free Pesto Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    This was a hit with hubby and 17 year old! I made a couple modifications because I don’t buy pine nuts so I used 1/4 cup each toasted walnuts and cashews (just toasted in oven a few minutes while gathering other ingredients). Also added a couple Tsp of miso and coconut aminos for saltiness. Hubby said it was the best pesto he ever had. I’ve put off making pesto for too long so thank you so much for the inspiration! Love your channel and site

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