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Pesto Sauce

This homemade pesto is full of color and flavor, and is delicious over pasta, chicken, or fresh steamed veggies.



  • 240 ml (1 cup) extra virgin olive oil
  • 100 g (1 cup) soy parmesan, or parmesan cheese
  • 6 medium garlic cloves, peeled
  • 160 g (4 cups) fresh basil leaves
  • 50 g (⅓ cup) pine nuts
  • 1 pinch salt, optional
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


  1. Place all ingredients except salt and pepper into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to Variable 7. Blend for 30 seconds.

Chef's Notes

Recipe yields enough sauce to coat 1 pound (454g) of pasta.

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