Creamy Dairy-Free Pea Pesto Recipe
March 19, 2022

Creamy Dairy-Free Pea Pesto Recipe

A creamy dairy-free pesto that can be used as a sauce, dip or dressing to anything all summer long.

Serving:  4-6

Prep time: 8 minutes


  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 toasted pine nuts
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 large handful fresh basil
  • ½ lemon, juiced and zested
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast OR ½ cup grated parmesan
  • Sea salt & Fresh ground black pepper
    *see serving suggestions ideas below


1️. Toss all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until you have a thick and creamy consistency. Feel free to adjust the seasonings a bit with salt, or additional lemon and olive oil depending on your preference and desired texture.

*This creamy pea pesto pairs perfectly as a sauce or side to just about any grill menu. In this picture it’s paired with some salmon, greens, extra pine nuts and lemon, but it’s also a dream on toast as a starter, as a hummus-like dip or add a little water and use it as a dressing base for a potato or pasta salad.