Post published on January 21, 2022 by vspiceroute

Last post modified on January 21, 2022 by vspiceroute


No Basil Vegan Pesto Sauce

I find Pesto sauce versatile, it can be used with sandwiches, pasta and salads. My husband does not like the Basil Pesto sauce as it is too pungent for him so I have a recipe of No Basil Pesto sauce. Its also hard to find a store bought pesto sauce that is vegan so here I have an easy recipe of vegan version. I added extra jalapenos to make it a little spicy but you can subtract that if you prefer it mild. I have been using this recipe for a decade and it has always been a crowd pleaser. This recipe has been shared with my friends and family many times. I cant wait to see you guys make this sauce and send me a picture.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course sauce
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 oz


  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • salt as needed
  • 2 jalapenos (modify per taste)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup walnuts


  • Lightly toast the walnuts on stove for 5 minutes till they are crunchy and remove from the heat
  • Chop the jalapenos in big chunk like pieces
  • In a food processor add walnuts, jalapenos, arugula and spinach
  • Add salt, pepper powder, garlic cloves and olive oil
  • Grind it to a coarse mixture
  • Store the sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 month
  • Use to the sauce with pasta, salad or sandwiches
Keyword easy pesto sauce, italian pesto sauce, no basil pesto sauce, non basil pesto sauce, pesto lover, pesto sauce, pesto sauce lover, staple sauce, vegan pesto sauce, vegan sauce, walnut pesto sauce