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Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe (Vegan, Nut Free, Gluten Free)

This nut free vegan pumpkin seed pesto is a bright and fresh sauce made with basil, pepitas, garlic, and olive oil.  Great for pastas, toast, and risotto!  A fantastic flavorful addition to any meal – this healthy no cook pesto sauce is ready in just 10 minutes in your blender or food processor!

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I love bright and herby sauces, and this vegan pumpkin seed pesto brings the flavor! Even though it’s winter, we have a bounty of fresh herbs coming in from our aerogarden, and I stocked up on a huge bag of  Anthony’s pumpkin seeds.  The wonderfully nutty flavor of the pumpkin seeds (also known as pepitas) is a great alternative to traditional pine nuts, and they taste SO good toasted in this pesto!

This Nut Free Pumpkin Seed Pesto Is:

  • Bright
  • Herby
  • Fresh
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Versatile
  • Hearty
  • Vegan, gluten free, nut free, dairy free!

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Meal Prep Pumpkin Pesto!

You can easily meal prep this vegan pumpkin seed pesto recipe by following the below recipe and dividing it into a few equal portions to enjoy throughout the week. I love having a healthy homemade meal ready in my fridge during the busy weekdays. By meal prepping this recipe, you can cook once and have perfectly portioned meals ready to go. I rely heavily on meal prepping and created a whole section of the site to recipes you can meal prep, batch cook, or make ahead.  Heat + eat, you’re all set!

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What Ingredients Do I Need For Nut Free Pumpkin Seed Pesto?

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Easy Weeknight Pesto – Vegan and Nut Free!

This pumpkin seed pepita pesto recipe is what I call an Easy Weeknight Meal – which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!

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How Do I Make Pesto with Pumpkin Seeds?

  1. Toast the pumpkin seeds over low heat in a sauce pan – seeds should be fully toasted after about 3 to 4 minutes, so make sure to watch and stir them so they don’t burn.
  2. In a food processor or blender, add basil, parsley, toasted pumpkin seeds, garlic, pepper flakes, and lemon juice. Pulse a few times to break down the greens.
  3. Mix on low and pour in the olive oil until the pesto is a smooth consistency. Add salt and pepper, taste, and adjust seasonings as desired.  Toss pesto with freshly cooked pasta, smash pesto with cooked chickpeas, or stir into risotto, mangia!

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Other Nut-Free Vegan Recipes You’ll Love!

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Homemade Chocolate Oat Milk (Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free)

Get the Same Ingredients I Used For My Vegan and Nut Free Pepitas Pesto Recipe!

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Vegan Pumpkin Seed Pesto (GF, Nut Free)

Kelly Jensen
This nut free vegan pumpkin seed pesto is a bright and fresh sauce made with basil, pepitas, garlic, and olive oil.  Great for pastas, toast, and risotto!  A fantastic flavorful addition to any meal - this healthy no cook pesto sauce is ready in just 10 minutes in your blender or food processor!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dip, Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian, Vegan
Servings 8 servings
Calories 160 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Toast the pumpkin seeds over low heat in a sauce pan - seeds should be fully toasted after about 3 to 4 minutes, so make sure to watch and stir them so they don't burn.
  • In a food processor or blender, add basil, parsley, toasted pumpkin seeds, garlic, pepper flakes, and lemon juice. Pulse a few times to break down the greens.
  • Mix on low and pour in the olive oil until the pesto is a smooth consistency. Add salt and pepper, taste, and adjust seasonings as desired.  Toss pesto with freshly cooked pasta, smash pesto with cooked chickpeas, or stir into risotto, mangia!

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 959IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Nut Free Pesto Recipe, Nut Free Vegan Pesto, Pepita Pesto Recipe Vegan, Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe, Pumpkin Seed Pesto Vegan, Vegan Pepitas Pesto, Vegan Seed Pesto Recipe
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