Pesto Pizza Party!

Kicking off our vacation week and what better way to start than with a beautiful homemade vegan pizza! I found this oil-free pesto recipe at fatfreevegan.com.

A tasty change of pace from traditional tomato sauce, this pesto has such great flavor, you’ll never miss the oil! This sauce freezes well and I always keep it on hand in pizza-size portions.

I pull it out of the freezer at lunchtime and when we are ready for dinner, I spread it out on a store-bought organic whole-grain crust and top with whatever veggies are hanging out in the fridge.

oil-free pesto

Recipe by: Susan Voisin

* 3 cups fresh basil (or 2 cups basil and one cup spinach)
* 3-4 large cloves garlic
* 1/4 cup walnuts, pine nuts, or raw cashews
* 1/2 container silken tofu (about 6 ounces)
* 2 tablespoons water
* 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
* 1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste

In food processor, chop garlic and nuts until finely minced. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth.

4 thoughts on “Pesto Pizza Party!

    • Thanks! I wish I could find a pizza like this to have delivered. We have found the best stuff comes from our own kitchen 🙂 Plus, it’s faster and easier when the sauce is made ahead. I always keep a couple healthy crusts in the freezer.
      Blessings–Melanie

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