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cashew basil pesto in a glass jar

Cashew Pesto

Julia | The Yummy Bowl
This homemade Cashew Pesto is a highly nutritious homemade pesto bursting with fresh flavors and vibrant green color that is ideal when pairing with pasta, fish, poultry, and other types of meat.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 1 cup


  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves medium
  • ½ cup toasted cashew
  • 3 oz parmesan grated
  • 1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup good quality olive oil


  • Add all ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor and pulse until creamy smooth.
  • Add the oil gradually, first pour in about ¼ cup and increase until ½ cups (depends on desired consistency you want to achieve).
  • Season the pesto with a little salt and black pepper while blending. You may not need to add more. Transfer everything to a bowl or sealed jar and store in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Serve this pesto in your favorite pasta, for fish, poultry and meats. This recipe makes about 1 cup of pesto Which is enough for 2-3 servings with pasta along with some boiled pasta water.



Keyword cashew basil pesto, cashew pesto
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