This arugula pesto is a favourite of mine and it is great to be able to use walnuts instead of the wonderful pine nuts with are so expensive. Usually, cheese is an ingredient when making a  pesto recipe but there is no cheese in this and it still has a cheesy flavour thanks to the Nutritional Yeast used. 


2 cups arugula
2/3 cup walnuts + 1 Tbsp
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tspHimalayan Salt
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast


  1. Blend all the above ingredients in a blender except nutritional yeast and 1 Tbsp walnuts until smooth and creamy.
  2. Scoop into a bowl and mix in yeast and walnuts.
  3. Use as a dip or pour on top of steamed vegetables or raw zucchini noodles.

Note:  Arugula has many health and detox benefits. Because of this I often use it in my weight loss and detox classes.

More pesto recipes: 

Delicious Vegan Pesto

Chickweed Pesto

Zucchini Pesto

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