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5-Minute Raw Vegan Cashew Pesto

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This is a great spread to either dip some fresh veggies in for a snack, or to dress your zucchini noodles in for a filling raw dinner. If you’re a real pesto fanatic, you may enjoy just taking a spoon to this and calling it a night!

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Total Time: 5m


  • 5 oz raw cashews (soaked for at least four hours)
  • 1/2 c warm water
  • 1/2 c fresh basil, packed
  • 1 3/4 oz nutritional yeast flakes
  • 3 -4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Place the soaked and drained cashews in a blender and pulse until you have a fine meal that looks like parmesan cheese.
  2. Little by little, add the water while blending until you get a creamy mixture.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until you get a thicker paste.
  4. Enjoy with some zucchini noodles or as a healthy dip.