Dairy Free Spinach Pesto

Posted on Jul 21 2011 - 2:06am by Mike Lieberman
    Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Handful of spinach
  • 8-10 basil leaves
  • Some parsley sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup each of walnuts and sunflower seeds
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Dash of sea salt and black pepper
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • Optional: Get crazy and add 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese
    How to make:

  • Add all ingredients to food processor.
  • Pulse down to desired consistency adding more olive oil if you want it looser.
  • Serve a top pasta, as a dip, on salads, whatever…


  • http://yourway.net Mandi @ Life…Your Way

    Ooh, thank you! My toddler has a major dairy intolerance that were trying to address, but she LOVES pesto. (Seriously loves it. Won’t eat her chicken? Add pesto. Won’t eat her toast? Add pesto. Won’t eat her veggies? Add pesto. LOL!) It’s been hard to eliminate that too, so this has been on my “research” list for a couple weeks, and you just saved me some Googling!

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Glad I could help. It’s definitely a good starting point. Lemme know how she and you like it.

  • http://profiles.google.com/trinityvision3 Melissa Willis

    Sounds fantastic!  Thanks for the recipe!

  • http://marysgardeningendeavors.blogspot.com Mary C.

    oh this looks yummay!

  • Anonymous

    what pesto has dairy?

    -olive oil

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=624692882 Katherine Kelley

    This sounds great!  Never thought of adding spinach.  I can’t wait to try it this weekend!

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Why thank you.

  • WendyinCA

    The cheese.

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Spinach is great because the flavor is so mild.

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Yup most has parmesan cheese in it.