Pesto is salty, loaded with greens, and absolutely does not need dairy to be delicious! You can add in all sorts of things like parsley, pumpkin seeds, peas and so much more! We also have some unique recipes that include pesto like bread, wraps, and even loaded potatoes! Forget the rest-o, try these vegan pestos!

1. Asparagus and Pepita Pesto Vegan Asparagus and Pepita Pesto

This Asparagus and Pepita Pesto is so vibrant! It’s extra thick from the asparagus and extra crunchy from the pepitas!


2. Pistachio and Broccoli Pesto Spaghetti Vegan Pistachios and Broccoli Pesto with Whole Wheat Spaghetti

This Pistachio and Broccoli Pesto Spaghetti recipe has so much valuable nutrition packed into it! You wouldn’t know it, but broccoli meshes in well with the protein-rich pistachios and the two make for a creamy sauce over this pasta.

3. Quinoa and Pea Pesto Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Vegan Gluten-Free Quinoa and Pea Pesto Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Just look at this vibrant Quinoa and Pea Pesto Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe! You can serve over a bed of arugula or you can simply add a few leaves.

4. 6-Ingredient Twisted Pesto BreadVegan 6-ingredient Twisted Pesto Bread top view

This 6-Ingredient Twisted Pesto Bread is so simple yet impressive looking! Try this for a soft bread with a punch of garlicky, basil flavor!

6. Creamy Pesto Potato Noodles Vegan Creamy Pesto Potato Noodles

This Creamy Pesto Potato Noodles is incredibly easy! As long as you can refrain from drinking the creamy pesto sauce, dinner should be on the table within 30 minutes.


7. Parsley Pumpkin Seed Pesto Vegan Grain-Free Parsley Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This Parsley Pumpkin Seed Pesto is so flavorful and unique! Parsley is used instead of basil, pumpkin seeds instead of pine nuts, and there is no cheese added.

8. Creamy White Bean Pesto Soupvegan creamy white bean and pesto soup

Just look at the color on this Creamy White Bean Pesto Soup! An elegant bowl to serve to company or a comforting dinner on a chilly evening.

9. Oil-Free Avocado Pesto PastaVegan Gluten-Free Oil-Free Avocado Pesto Pasta with arugula and cherry tomatoes

This Oil-Free Avocado Pesto Pasta is so healthy! The avocado adds an element of creaminess to this pasta dish! The combination of the fatty avocado, acidic tomatoes, and garlic make for a yummy and savory dish!

10. Raw Pesto Beet WrapsRaw Vegan Grain-Free Pesto Beet Wraps

These Raw Pesto Beet Wraps are grain-free and vegan! This dish makes for simple yet elegant appetizer that is clean and healthy but still full of flavor!


11. Smashed Potatoes With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Vegan Grain-Free Smashed Potatoes With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

These Smashed Potatoes With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto are the perfect vegan appetizers or snacks with a Mediterranean twist!  This pesto has a few simple ingredients that pack a ton of flavor.

12. Zucchini, Pea, and Spinach Pesto Risotto Vegan Zucchini, Pea, and Spinach Pesto Risotto

This Zucchini, Pea, and Spinach Pesto Risotto is warming, comforting, and so healthy! This super simple but delicious risotto recipe is a great quick and easy plant-based meal packed full of vegetables and flavor!


13. 6-Ingredient Pea and Walnut PestoVegan Gluten-Free Pea and Walnut Pesto with fresh herbs

This 6-Ingredient Pea and Walnut Pesto is simple, delicious, and packed with pea protein! The walnuts bring the creaminess you’d expect from pesto but with none of the dairy!

14. Grilled Pumpkin With Spinach Cauliflower PestoVegan Grain-Free Grilled Pumpkin With Spinach Cauliflower Pesto

This Grilled Pumpkin With Spinach Cauliflower Pesto is absolutely scrumptious when cooked on the grill! The cauliflower makes the pesto extra creamy and delicious!

15. Roasted Red Pepper Pesto 

An extra kick of spice anyone? When plain basil pesto is getting old, it’s time to mix things up! Try this Roasted Red Pepper Pesto for a creamy, flavorful dish!

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Lead image source: Roasted Red Pepper Pesto