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Serves :  Makes 3/4 cup

Nutritional yeast mimics the savory notes of an aged cheese in this vegan pesto. Nutritional yeast is also great sprinkled over popcorn, stirred into vegetable broth for a rich meaty flavor or mixed with capers to take the place of Parmesan and anchovies in a vegan Caesar dressing. Slideshow: More Pesto Recipes

How to Make It


In a food processor, pulse the basil, parsley, nutritional yeast, pine nuts, garlic and crushed red pepper until a coarse paste forms. With the machine running, slowly stream in the olive oil; season the pesto with salt and black pepper.

Make Ahead

The basil pesto can be refrigerated overnight.

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