February 5, 2022

Plant-Based Whole30 Pesto

Just 5 minutes is all it takes to make a batch of Plant-Based Whole30 Pesto Sauce to add variety to your plant-based proteins, veggie noodles, and salads.

Plant Based Pesto
Photo Credit: Sarah Steffens

Plant-Based Whole30 Pesto


  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  • In a food processor, combine 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves, 1/4 cup roasted al­monds, 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1 clove garlic.
  • Cover and pulse until finely chopped.
  • With the food processor running, add 1/3 cup olive oil and process until well combined and nearly smooth.

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Sarah Steffens

Sarah Steffens, our Recipe Developer, has a B.A. in Business Administration, Public Relations from The Master's University in Southern California. After years of experimenting with nutrition and recipes in her own kitchen, she now works as a Personal Chef and Food Photographer in Sacramento, creating meals that support her client's intention to physically and mentally thrive. She has catered several independent film sets, making it her goal to optimize the energy and well-being of each creative crew. You can find many of Sarah's recipes in various Whole30, Paleo and Keto cookbooks. When Sarah is not cooking and styling recipes, you can find her enjoying a long walk, working on creative projects with loved ones or exploring beautiful Northern California.