Arugula Pesto Recipe – Healthy and Dairy Free

///Arugula Pesto Recipe – Healthy and Dairy Free

Arugula Pesto Recipe – Healthy and Dairy Free

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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By | 2017-10-29T15:40:03+00:00 June 26th, 2014|Appetizers, Recipes|0 Comments

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I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.

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