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Vegan Pesto Dressing

This vegan pesto dressing goes so good on everything. Toss it in with pasta, salads, drizzle it on a caprese, or even grilled chicken or fish. It’s a great dairy-free alternative to pesto for someone who loves that profile of flavors. The almond butter adds in some heft and nuttiness that you normally get from pine nuts in a traditional pesto - and it somehow almost makes it taste cheesy!

Vegan Pesto Dressing
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Vegan Pesto Dressing

Category

Side Dish

Prep Time

5 minutes

Calories

747

Author:

The Giadzy Kitchen

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Ingredients

  • 2 heaping cups packed basil leaves (5oz)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. To a food processor, add the basil, garlic, lemon zest and juice, almond butter, salt and pepper flakes. Pulse until everything is finely chopped and just starting to resemble a thick “dip” kind of consistency. With the machine running, pour in the olive oil. If necessary, add more salt or pepper flakes to taste.
  2. Store covered and refrigerated for up to one week.

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
747
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
6 grams
Protein
4 grams
Fat
81 grams
Saturated Fat
11 grams
Sodium
2337 milligrams
Fiber
2 grams
Sugar
2 grams
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