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Creamy Vegan Basil Pesto

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Extremely creamy basil pesto made from 5 ingredients only! Vegan and dairy free (no parmesan)! Soaking cashews in hot water for 2 hours is the secret. Perfect to add on pasta or even as a dip.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Soaking Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Eloïse Jennes


  • 2 handful (30 g) fresh basil or 1 handful fresh basil and 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 150 g cashew nuts soaked at least 2h in boiling water
  • 150 ml water
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch of salt


  • Drain the cashew nuts (that you soaked in boiling water for at least 2 hours).
  • In a small blender or food processor, blend all the ingredients for the pesto until a smooth mix forms.
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