Vegan pesto

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Serves 6
Prep 10
Cook 15
This make-your-own pesto is easy to prepare and great when you need a delicious pasta dish in a hurry.
  • 120g bunch fresh basil
  • 100g pine nuts, toasted & cooled
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs savoury yeast flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt or herbs
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil
  • 500g pasta of choice
  • squeeze lemon (optional)

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  1. Remove leaves from basil stalks and place in a food processor.
  2. Add pine nuts, garlic, yeast flakes and salt or herbs.
  3. Gradually add oil while processing mixture. Process until finely chopped.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add pasta and cook until tender. Drain.
  5. Fold pesto sauce through drained pasta. Add a squeeze of lemon if desired. Serve immediately. Serves 6.

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