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10 minute pesto with greens

Super food pesto packed with nutrients and very versatile
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Course: Dinner, easy snack, kids lunch box, kids snacks, lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dairy free, easy, gluten free, nutrient dense, quick, vegetarian


  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts soaked with the sun dried tomatoes in hot water for 5-7 minutes
  • 3 sundried tomatoes soaked with the cashew nuts in hot water for 5-7 minutes
  • Handful basil and tulsi (holy basil)
  • Handful salad rocket
  • 1/3 cup brasil nuts roasted
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • Salt to taste
  • Couple of pinches black pepper powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • Soak the cashew nuts and sundried tomatoes in a bowl with hot water
  • Meanwhile, dry roast the brasil nuts in a pan over low to medium heat
  • Add the all ingredients (including the water used for soaking), except the olive oil, in a high speed blender (add the water first, then the greens and other light ingredients and then the heavy nuts). Whizz
  • Add some of the olive oil and keep whizzing or pulse
  • Add all the olive oil and pulse till you reach the desired consistency (chunky or smooth)