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Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This pesto version is delicious. Compared to the different ones we can buy at the store, our version contains less fat and more protein. It is also filled with zinc and vitamin B12, which are 2 essential nutrients that are often missing in the vegetarian and vegan diet. There is no need to put as much oil as the commercial pesto versions suggest to still have a great and tasty texture!


10 minutes


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10 minutes


4 portions


  • 1-2 cloves minced garlic
  • ¼ cup (65 ml) fresh basil leaves
  • Half of a lemon juice
  • ¼ cup (65 ml) pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup (65 ml) water
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper, as desired


1- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or a blender and mix for about 1 minute. Stir if necessary and mix again for another minute.

2- Add water if the consistency is too thick and mix again.

*Excellent in pasta, salad, sandwiches and on a thin-crust pizza!

Nutritonal facts (for 1 serving)

150 calories
5g of carbohydrate
12g of fat
6g of protein
125mg of sodium
4g of fiber

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