Making your own pesto is not only incredible easy, but rich in phytonutrients (and so much more!).

This Basil & Cashew Pesto is not only rich in flavour, it pairs perfectly with almost any dish. For those seeking a vegan alternative, using “nutritional yeast” will give you a similar flavour. I personally like to use ‘Bragg’s Nutritional Yeast’ available from all good health food stores.

Basil & Cashew Pesto 


  • 1 small clove garlic (optional)


  1. Place spinach, basil, garlic (optional) and  cashews in a food processor. Process, until almost smooth.

  2. Whilst blade is still running, add oil, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons cold water in a slow, steady stream. Process until well combined.

  3. Transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

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I’m a qualified Nutritionist who believes an evidence-based approach to modern nutrition is severely under-rated. Patients are so often left in the dark when it comes to health-care and as a firm believer in the old saying “knowledge is power”, my ultimate goal is to provide my readers, students and patients with clear and actionable advice that ultimately helps you reach your full potential.