Basil Pesto

Preparation: 5 mins
For 2 servings


  • 40 g pine nuts
  • 10 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 25 g basil (fresh)
  • Salt


  1. Toast the pine nuts in a pan over medium heat until golden brown. Then remove from the pan and let cool slightly.
  2. In a large mortar (or a stand mixer), crush the pine nuts with a bit of olive oil, yeast flakes, and 1 teaspoon of salt until a uniform paste is reached. Then add the basil and the remaining olive oil and mix until it has the desired consistency.

About this recipe

A delicious fresh basil pesto is homemade in no time and tastes best with spaghetti or other Italian pasta.