This is a neat recipe. I've seen others that you have posted sound more appetizing, however, why are you soaking the cashews for 10 minutes?
I love this recipe! I can't wait to try it out.
Hi Nym,You can soak the cashews for less than 10 min, they just need to be softened. It helps for blending and allowed us to use half the oil that most pesto recipes use.
Can I just say that I think it's hilarious that the picture on the extra virgin olive oil is a frowning nun?Love your recipes, too!
Hello!! a friend shared your blog with me! I am absolutely obsessed. its just great xxo
Is it possible to substitute the cashews for any other nuts? This recipe sounds delicious but i'm not partial to cashews. Thank you (:
Yes, pine nuts are used traditionally in pesto (but can be expensive). Walnuts are also another good alternative.
Would you suggest raw or roasted cashews?
Both work, use whichever one your partial to! Just keep in mind salt content and reduce amount of garlic salt accordingly.
Just made this. Delicious!
I totally made this tonight but I subbed the fresh basil for fresh broccoli. NOM. It was delicious.
This looks amazing! I adore the drawings, so beautiful!!
Wow, I have never thought about using cashews in pesto in place of pine nuts. I have always just left the pine nuts out. Awesome recipe.Thanks a bunch!Oh and I love the drawing of the nun on the extra virgin olive oil
Great recipe! Love the way you present your recipes!Kisses from Hong Kong,Nicole
Made this last night. YUM! I only had about a cup of basil and it was still delicious.
I've just found your blog and I have to say I think it is incredible! I love your blog's layout and your ingredient pictures - especially the nun on the bottle of olive oil :)
This recipe rocked my world! Absolutely loved it. Thank you for this blog. It's, well...AMAZING!
I love this recipe, I'm def going to try it. What I love more is the olive nun's miserable face..ha ha is it cause she's a virgin olive?? hahaa oh made me laugh this morning :o)
Your recipes are so awesome they're a piece of art! Congrats PeaceMike @TheIronYou
i want to go make some right now! yaaay!
I love pesto and have never tried vegan pesto, i.e. without parmesan cheese, I LOVE parmesan cheese. Is their much taste difference to parmesan pesto with vegan pesto? And is their any easy substitutes for cheese? I just can't imagine life without cheese!
Emily,Vegan pesto is much healthier and usually uses less oil than non-vegan pesto. If you're trying to replicate traditional pesto try using pine nuts instead of cashews. Some health food stores even sell vegan parmesan cheese. If you're looking to explore vegan cheese substitutes try our mac and peas recipe on a previous page. It's a good example of nutritional yeast as a cheese substitute. Check the soy section in your local health food store and try a few pre-made soy cheeses. Just remember, not all soy cheeses are created equal, some taste better than others.
Choice! Thanks very much :D
I would like to make this. How many servings is it?
I bought all of the ingredients but didn't know if I should be using small or large flake nutritional yeast. I bought both kinds. Does it matter which I use? Also, I know people use it as a popcorn topping, too--any advice as to which makes for a better topping, the small or large flake? Thanks for your time, your site is amazing! We made the curry mango quinoa last night and it was delish!
My husband and I made this a few weeks ago. Tonight, we are making a double batch. Blood was almost spilled over the last bowl last time we made it. I looked everywhere for a pesto sauce that was vegan, but nothing I found comes close to this. It is so amazing!
I stumble unto your blog and I love the illustrations! Thanks for sharing your recipes. I look forward to trying out this pesto pasta!
Just made this for my boyfriend and I. It was very tasty.
what exactly is "cashew water"?
cashew water is the water you soaked the cashews in. :)
Boyfriend and I made this a few weeks ago and I'm planning on doubling a batch tonight. I'll be using this recipe for a long while.
What a great post. Love your post :)
Nice blog and so informative thank you for sharing us such a great blog.Thank You
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