Basil & Chive Pesto (Vegan)
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  • 15g basil, stalks removed
  • 10g chives, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts
  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 30g vegan parmesan (I used Violife Prosociano), finely grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Add the basil, chives and garlic to a blender and pulse until mixed together thoroughly (but not pureed)
  2. Add the pine nuts and pulse again until mixed through but lumps are still left
  3. Add the olive oil and pulse until you get the texture you require (it will seem runny but will thicken up when you add the cheese)
  4. Add the vegan parmesan and pulse until it's mixed in
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste
Recipe by Planet Veggie at