Pea Pesto with Avocado Oil

Pea Pesto with Avocado Oil

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For a fresh twist on traditional pesto that is completely vegan and nut-free, try this flavorful blend of peas, greens, garlic and nutritional yeast. Avocado oil provides a creamy balance to this bright pesto sauce. The perfect accompaniment to pasta, grilled meats or appetizers.

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  • 1 cup fresh peas, uncooked, fresh out of the shell
  • 1 cup fresh greens (we used half basil and half kale)
  • 2 cloves garlic or 1/4 cup garlicky ramps chopped
  • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 cup Avocado Oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients except the oil in a food processor or blender, and pulse till ingredients are chopped and starting to combine.
  2. With the machine now running at a low, consistent speed, begin to slowly drizzle Avocado Oil in till everything is smooth and combined.
  3. Taste your pesto! Add more salt if it is needed. Place in container in refrigerator,and keep for up to 10 days.

(recipe courtesy of Aubrey Johansen)

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