Basil Pesto on top of seared chicken
  • Easy
  • 15 Minutes
  • Serves 4

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  • Nutritional yeast can be swapped for Parmesan cheese. This adds more B vitamins, fiber, and lower saturated fat to the recipe. B vitamins are involved in important bodily processes, such as metabolism, energy production, DNA synthesis, brain function, hormone regulation, and making blood cells.
  • Pair this pesto with our Seared Chicken Breast recipe or Gnocchi recipe.


  • 1 cups basil
  • ½ cup greens (spinach, kale, carrot tops, mint, arugula, etc.)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup walnuts, pistachios or pepitas (or any nut/seed you have on hand)
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast or ½ cup packed Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp water to adjust consistency (optional)


  1. Add all greens, garlic cloves, walnuts, salt and nutritional yeast in the food processor or mortar pestle until completely mixed together.
  2. Add in olive oil slowly.
  3. Add lemon juice or water if using in a dressing.