Vegan Walnut Pesto

A tasty dip for your Tu Bishvat seder.


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Vegan walnut pesto

Over the last decade, seders for Tu Bishvat have spiked in popularity. This is one great recipe for a side dish.


2 cups packed basil leaves
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup olive oil
Juice of one lemon
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Categories: Appetizer, dips, spring, Vegan, Vegetarian, Tu Bishvat


Pulse basil and walnuts in a food processor. Add garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice and pulse again until smooth. Add nutritional yeast and salt and pepper to taste and pulse until just blended, pausing to scrape down the sides as needed. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

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Leah Koenig

Leah Koenig is a freelance writer whose work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Gastronomica, Jewish Living, Lilith, Culinate, Beliefnet and other publications.