Preparation Time : 30 minutes

  • 1  POUND               FRESH BASIL LEAVES
  • 1  CUP                      CHOPPED FRESH PARSLEY
  • 3/4  CUP                 EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
  • 1/2  CUP                  WALNUT PIECES
  • 1/4  CUP                  NUTRITIONAL YEAST FLAKES  (from health food stores)
  • 5  CLOVES              PEELED GARLIC, OR MORE
  • 1/4  CUP                  LEMON JUICE
  1. Place all ingredients EXCEPT basil and parsley in the food processor and process until smooth.  Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula at least once.
  2. Remove stems from the basil .. Add the basil leaves one handful at a time processing in between handfuls  just long enough to roughly chop the leaves and make room for more.
  3. When all leaves are in, process everything until smooth …about 1 minute.
  4. Serve or chill immediately.

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NOTES : Wow, the serving possibilities for this pesto are extensive…on pasta, as dip for crackers or bread, or as a condiment for fish. The bright green color is  absolutely inviting and no one believes there is no dairy in this recipe. Thank you Jen !!!

Recipe By     : JENNIFER LYNN

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