This Cashew Pesto is so easy to make and absolutely delicious! All you have to do is blend soaked cashews with olive oil, basil, garlic, and nutritional yeast together. Voila! A tasty cashew pesto in a matter of minutes! It's great for big bowl of fresh pasta, but you can also serve it cold or use it on sandwiches. You will definitely want to make extra so you can have some in your fridge for quick meals or when that pasta craving hits! Seriously so amazing, so easy, AND so healthy!

Cashew Pesto [Vegan]



  • 1/2 cup cashews soaked in 1/2 cup water (30 + min)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Soak the cashews in 1/2 a cup of water for 30 minutes or more (longer = softer and creamier cashews). Do not drain water out.
  2. Add everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve!


(makes about 1 1/2 cups pesto – enough for 1 pound of pasta)