Use up that fresh summer basil and make this amazingly easy dairy free pesto with simple ingredients. This post is in partnership with Walmart – all opinions are always 100% my own.
Last year, I did not plant enough basil in my garden. I missed having a great summer basil harvest! So this summer, I made sure to plant extra basil in my garden. And it’s flourishing! Why did I want so much basil? To make ALL the pesto. We make it so often over the summer months, and often freeze it to save for the colder months.
As many of you know, we don’t eat dairy in our family anymore. And most pesto has a hearty dose of parmesan cheese. I found.a way to make pesto that tastes amazing, has lots of health benefits, and has no dairy.
Here’s how I make our favorite pesto recipe!
Dairy Free Pesto Recipe:
- 2 cups packed basil
- 4-5 kale leaves, stems removed
- 2 cloves peeled garlic
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 c oil
- 1/4 c nutritional yeast
- 1 c walnuts or cashews
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Optional: tomatoes
Blend together until desired consistency
Add tomatoes (or more oil) if you want more moisture + don’t want to add more oil. If you want to, you can add more oil instead, but we try to keep our use of oils down.
Saving money on our grocery bill:
These days, I find myself looking for deals wherever I can. My grocery bill keeps rising! We use what we can from our garden first, then shop at local farm stands, and then take stock of what we need to purchase from other stores. I truly love curbside grocery shopping from Walmart – they have really great prices on things that we use in our daily life! For example – I was able to pick up the walnuts, lemon, avocado oil, kale, and peeled garlic for this recipe using Walmart’s curbside pickup. It was quick, efficient, and cost effective.
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