Fresh basil is combined with lemon, nuts, nutritional yeast, garlic and olive oil to create a delicious, versatile sauce! Toss together with salads, grain bowls and chilled or warm pasta. Try adding a drizzle over hummus, grilled veggies, seafood or meat to add extra flavor and nutrients. Gluten-free, vegan.
Yields about ¾ cup
2 cups fresh basil leaves and some stems (or 1 cup parsley & 1 cup basil)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
2 Tbsp raw cashews (or pine nuts)
2 medium garlic cloves
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon sea salt
4 twists freshly ground black pepper
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Store in an airtight jar and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
Note: Be sure to shake well just before serving as the ingredients will separate.