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Le Pistou (Vegan Pesto)
From: Dina

Pistou is the French equivalent of Italian Pesto but it doesn't have cheese so it's perfect for vegan. This recipe is flavorful and works great as a spread for sandwiches or with penne pasta.


  • 1 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3-4 cups fresh basil, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juice

Combine all ingredients and blend well until smooth but not too mushy.

Add salt, lemon or olive oil if necessary.