Rocket Pesto (Vegan & Oil-free)

Spring is pesto- time, isnt it? All the greens are back on the farmers market, there is wild garlic in the woods, and nettles in the garden. I love to make pesto with all kinds of greens. This one here is made with rocket but you can easily exchange the rocket with whatever kind of greens you like (wild garlic, nettles, basil, parsely, etc.)

As most of you know I eat a high carb low fat vegan diet, or call it a whole food plant based diet if you prefer. Anyway, I try not to eat any oils, since they are a refined and not a whole product and I try to eat whole foods only. So this pesto is oil-free and vegan 🙂

Here it what you need for your super healthy super yummy pesto:

100g Rocket
150g Cashews
30g Nutritional Yeast
Juice of one big lemon
One clove of garlic
Salt/Pepper as you like

Just add all ingredients to you food processor and watch your pesto become real 😉

If it is not creamy enough, just add some lemon juice!

This pesto is done in like five minutes, its super healthy, and its so refreshing and yummy! My little one (she turned 1 on Sunday!) actually ate it with a spoon – so it seems to be an easy way to make small children eat their salad 😉

By the way, I had einkorn wheat noodles (have you ever heard of this before?) with the pesto and wow, they were so good! Einkorn is an ancient kind of wheat with plenty of antioxidants and a wonderful nut like kind of taste.

I am always amazed about how the easiest dishes become my favorite ones again and again. The other day we had like nothing in the house except for oranges and walnuts, so I put oranges and walnuts in the food processor and added some garlic and we had this kind of pesto with spaghetti. It really was just blending left overs together and heck, it was sooo delicous! So now you get an idea of how I come up with my recipes 😉

How does this look to you? What is your favorite pesto?
I totally recommend trying this pesto and make sure to let me know how you liked it 🙂


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  1. Amy Arnold
    April 19, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    I have never heard of that pasta, but it looks great. I love pesto too, and this seems like a even healthier version! Can you explain exactly what nutritional yeast is and why it’s used?

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  2. April 19, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    this looks so yummy! pesto is one of my favorite things to eat! I will definitely give this recipe a try!
    i’m following your blog 😉


  3. prettytendency
    April 20, 2016 / 8:41 am

    Me encanta las recetas, suelo coleccionarlas. Un saludo.

  4. Shannon
    April 21, 2016 / 5:01 am

    Loving the new blog!! It looks amazing and so do these noodle and pesto!! So yummy!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  5. April 21, 2016 / 7:53 am

    Thanks for this recipe. I’ve been trying to eat healthy these past few days and I would to try making my own pesto. This has been really helpful. 😀

  6. April 21, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    Thank you so much dear! I follow you back on bloglovin 🙂 it’s such a delicious recipe!

  7. April 22, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    That kind of pasta is so cute!! And I guess delicious thanks to your recipe!
    I love your new design dear!
    Have a lovely week end!

  8. April 23, 2016 / 10:19 am

    Tolles Rezept, das muss ich auch mal probieren!
    Und ich kann kaum fassen, dass deine Kleine schon 1 Jahr alt wird! Ich erinnere mich noch an die Schwangerschafts-Bilder…


  9. April 28, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Sieht echt lecker aus !