Spinach Basil Pesto

Pumpkin Seed Spinach Basil Pesto

Who doesn’t love a good pesto? Pesto’s add SO much more flavor, vibrancy, and downright yumminess to just about EVERY dish, in my humble opinion! It can turn a boring cracker, veggie crudités a piece of toast, a spud, pasta (of course!), or anything that is begging for a pick-me-up into something bursting with fresh delightfulness! What I love about this recipe; which by the way I have been using in my family for years now, is that I packed in as MUCH nutrition as I possibly could without it tasting, weird, or too green. Instead, what I ended up with was still the BEST plant-based pesto I have ever had, and continue to remake this exact delicious green-goodness condiment! Also, feel free to switch out the pumpkin seeds for pine nuts in this recipe – I like to rotate my pestos with pumpkin seeds (like this one) and pine nuts too – it’s YOUR choice!

Spinach Basil Pesto

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Recipe by Priscilla Soligo Course: Condiments, Sauces & Dressings


  • 40g ¼ Cup Pine Nuts OR Pumpkin Seeds

  • 54g ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 22g 2 Tbsps Nutritional Yeast Powder

  • 32g 2 Cups Fresh Basil Leaves

  • 15g ¼ Cup Spinach Leaves

  • 32g 2 Tbsps Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 4g ½ tsp Unrefined Salt

  • Fresh Cracked Pepper to taste


  • In a food processor, process all ingredients until well incorporated and creamy with a little texture to it, scraping down sides as needed.
  • Stir through your fav pasta, salad, or zoodle dish. Great on pizza too!
  • Making a Pesto Marinade?
  • Make my pesto as per the recipe above and place equal parts into two separate small bowls. In one bowl add 3 Tbsps of apple cider vinegar and stir well to combine. Marinate your protein for 2 hours or more in the fridge. Use the remaining half pesto as extra sauce to top. Delicious!


  • Storage: In a glass sealed jar pesto will keep up to two weeks in the fridge.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories300
  • % Daily Value *

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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