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Green Goddess Pesto Recipe (Gluten Free, Vegan Option)

This delicious green goddess pesto recipe combines loads of fresh herbs, tasty greens, and flavorful spices! A fantastic addition to pastas, pizzas, or garlic bread. 

This batch of pesto is bright, flavorful, and versatile – and also gluten free (with a vegan/vegetarian option) so everyone at the table can enjoy.

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There’s nothing better in the spring and summer that making a pesto with bright and fresh herbs! This pesto is made with all your favorites, growing right in your herb garden: basil, parsley, sage, spinach or kale.
 
I made a big batch of this fresh and vibrant pesto sauce and tossed it with some fresh cooked pasta – and let me tell you, what a delish recipe!  This got extra high praise from the hubby… and I couldn’t agree more: this sauce is a winner!
 

This Green Goddess Pesto Recipe Is:

  • Vibrant
  • Herby
  • Fresh
  • Bright
  • Garlicky
  • Versatile
  • Vegan & gluten free
  • Can be made in the blender or food processor in 5 minutes!
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A No-Cook Pesto Recipe That’s Perfect for Summer

This no-cook greed goddess pesto is a quick and simple recipe.  I love a good no-cook recipe for those days when I’m not feeling like standing around the stove, or for summer nights when it’s too hot to cook. I have a whole collection of recipes that require zero cooking at all, check them out here

This pesto comes together in about 5-10 minutes, and doesn’t require the stove or microwave to make. Just use a few pantry staple ingredients, fresh herbs, and you have a quick meal ready in no time.  And very little to clean up afterwards… an added bonus!

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What’s In This Vegan and Gluten Free Green Goddess Pesto Recipe?

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Easy Weeknight Green Pesto Pasta 

This green goddess pesto is what I call an Easy Weeknight Meal – which is on your table in under 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a good 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 yummy  meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!

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How Do I Make Green Goddess Pesto Vegan and Gluten Free?

  1. In a blender or food processor add the basil, parsley, spinach, kale, sage, garlic, olive oil, walnuts, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and bread crumbs or pepper flakes if using.
  2. Pulse in quick bursts until the pesto becomes a thick paste. If it is too thick or isn’t blending properly, add an additional tablespoon of olive oil until it has thinned out.
  3. Toss with cooked pasta, stir into Risotto, or add a scoop to soup.

Dietary Modifications

  • To make gluten free – ensure any and all ingredients you are using are certified gluten free before adding.
  • This recipe is vegan and vegetarian. If you are not plant-based you can add optional parmesan cheese to the pesto as well.
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Green Goddess Pesto

Kelly Jensen
This delicious green goddess pesto recipe combines loads of fresh herbs, greens, and spices! A fantastic addition to pastas, pizzas, or garlic bread.  This batch of pesto is bright, flavorful, and versatile – and also vegan and gluten free so everyone at the table can enjoy.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Pasta, Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 273 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a blender or food processor add the basil, parsley, spinach, kale, sage, garlic, olive oil, walnuts, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and bread crumbs or pepper flakes if using.
  • Pulse in quick bursts until the pesto becomes a thick paste. If it is too thick or isn’t blending properly, add an additional tablespoon of olive oil until it has thinned out.
  • Toss with cooked pasta, stir into Risotto, or add a scoop to soup.

Notes

Dietary Modifications

  • To make gluten free – ensure any and all ingredients you are using are certified gluten free before adding.
  • This recipe is vegan and vegetarian. If you are not plant-based you can add optional parmesan cheese to the pesto as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 4gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 157mgPotassium: 207mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1985IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Green Garden Pesto Recipe, Green Goddess Pesto, Green Goddess Pesto Gluten free, Green Goddess Pesto Recipe, Green Goddess Pesto Vegan, Herb Garden Pesto, Pesto with Garden Herbs
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