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 I use.
- 2 cups arugula
- 2/3 cup + 1 Tbsp walnuts
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
- 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
Blend all the above ingredients in a blender except for the nutritional yeast and 1 Tbsp walnuts until smooth and creamy.
Scoop into a bowl and mix in yeast and 1 Tbsp walnuts.
Use as a dip or pour on top of steamed vegetables or raw zucchini noodles.