Dairy free pesto is super delicious and you’d never know it was cheese free. When I gave up dairy the one think I missed was cheese and the flavour it adds to food. I really missed pesto so I decided to make my own and you know what it was easy peasy. All I needed to do was substitute the cheese with nutritional yeast. I use pesto on so many dishes, I make a delicious pizza and instead of cheese I use pesto and sprinkle extra nutritional yeast over it of that cheesy flavour. I also use the pesto as a dip or I add extra olive oil and make it into a salad dressing.


  • 1 large handful baby leaf spinach
  • Small handful basil leaves (optional)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Pinch of pink Himalayan salt


  • Peel and chop the garlic.
  • Place all the ingredients in the Nutri Bullet or blender and blend until smooth.
  • Place in an air tight jar and store in the fridge for 3-4 days.