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Vegan Mint Pesto – Video Recipe !

Vegan Mint Pesto – a fantastic dip / Condiment to go on / with Sphagetti , Baked Bread sticks and pretty much anything else. The husband man likes it with toasted Sourdough slices (the only kind of bread he actually eats, and that too once in a while :p) or sourdough crackers (as in the pic below) , while I love it with lightly steamed veg crudites or drizzle it over some warm soup.

Did you know that both the words pestle and pesto are derived from the verb pestare, meaning to crush or clobber. Thus pesto was born, apparently here (Italy) (according to this link).

Other Pesto dishes on the blog you may like:

Vegan Almond-Basil Pesto (GF too!)

Coriander Garlic Walnut Pesto

How about a quick Vegan Mint Pesto which works great for Pasta, as a Sandwich spread, as a dip etc , and what's more - made in just 5 mins !Pin

So do tell me in the comments below, what do you like your pesto in/with?

Making pesto takes 5 mins from start to finish (unless you have to clean, prep the herbs).

So, what goes into making a great pesto?

  • Fresh Herbs – Basil, Mint, Parsley (or a combo of these too). Green pea, Kale and Avocado also work great for pestos !
  • Cilantro (which I personally find very flavourful, although it may not be the classic ingredient
  • Good quality Olive oil
  • garlic
  • sometimes parmesan (vegan pesto recipe coming right up below)
  • nuts (mostly pine nuts) , although some recipes call for walnuts / blanched almonds too
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Let’s get to making this vegan Mint and Basil Pesto

Prep time – 5 min, Zero Cook, Made in 3 mins, Serves – 2

  • 1/2 cup Mint (sorted, cleaned)
  • 3-4 Basil leaves (Italian basil) – I didn’t add
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro
  • 1 TBSP Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2 TBSP Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 garlic pod
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp water

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How to make Vegan Mint Pesto:

  1. Clean and sort herbs, let them dry out a bit once are washed.
  2. In a food processor, add everything except the water and oil, blitz it fine
  3. Now add the oil and water and blitz for 5 seconds
  4. Vegan Mint Pesto is ready!

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How about a quick Vegan Mint Pesto which works great for Pasta, as a Sandwich spread, as a dip etc , and what's more - made in just 5 mins !Pin
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Vegan mint pesto

A delicious pesto (dip) made with mint leaves and herbs. This recipe is Gluten Free, Vegan and Nut Free as well
Course Condiment, Dip
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Condiment,, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Party Ideas, Pesto, Plant Based, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Blitzing time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Kalyani

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Mint sorted, cleaned
  • 3-4 Basil leaves Italian basil
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro
  • 1 TBSP Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2 TBSP Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 garlic pod
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp water

Instructions

  • Clean and sort herbs, let them dry out a bit once are washed.
  • In a food processor, add everything except the water and oil, blitz it fine
  • Now add the oil and water and blitz for 5 seconds
  • Vegan Mint Pesto is ready!

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16 Comments

  1. Easy enough to make vegan and I’m sure the flavor is still phenomenal.

  2. Karen @Karen's Kitchen Stories

    Such a beautiful color! It sounds delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    With spring here there us tons of mint. This is a incredible recipe I can use fresh mint for and love the colour.

  4. 5 stars
    Ahhh what a yum vegan mint pesto. I have fresh mint growing and wanted to harvest it. Perfect for the bread we are baking.

  5. 5 stars
    A wonderful vegan version of mint pesto.. a delightful for those who follow a vegan diet. As for me love the flavour that parmesan adds.

  6. 5 stars
    Pesto is always favorite and this mint flavored pesto must be refreshing. Best part this is nuts free so anyone can try this

  7. Jayashree T.Rao

    5 stars
    This is a good mint pesto for vegans. Loved the addition of basil leaves, it must be so flavoursome.

  8. Preethicuisine

    5 stars
    Vegan mint pesto looks amazing . Loved the addition of pumpkin seeds for a lovely texture.

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