Healthy Vegan Pesto Sauce Oil-free, Nut-free


4 oz fresh basil
1 avocado
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
2 cloves garlic
4 tbsp certified organic nutritional yeast
1 tsp salt ( or to your taste)
½ lemon juiced
Water to consistency

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add small amounts of water to adjust consistency. Enjoy!





  1. Came here from the vegan mayo video. Had everything for this pesto on hand so just made it up, and man is it delicious! As you've said before, the key to eating and enjoying plant based food– especially vegetables– is to have some healthy, delicious sauces to pair with them. This pesto is going straight into the recipe book, and I'm sure the mayos will as well once I get around to making them. Thanks, Javant! Your recipes are delicious and truly healthy– and look at how they are resonating with people! Love it. May you continue to grow and find success.

  2. Hi Javant, I just love your recipes… thank you for all you do… Just a note about the recipe in your description – it says to use Pistachos, which are nuts, and in your video it looks like you’re using Pumpkin Seeds (great idea). Also, Salt is on the list twice, so I’m assuming 1/2-1 tsp, or to taste? Thank you again!❤

  3. Lovely great idea, as always! Thank you, Javant! Forgive my curiosity, but I would like to ask you: I've noticed your crystal necklaces/pendants & bracelets… Is it passion or profession? (I'm a crystal therapist). Thank you for all and have a nice weekend!