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Vegan Creamy Pesto Pasta (Almond Butter Pesto)

  • Author: Ceara
  • Total Time: 20 mins


Creamy Pesto Pasta made with nutty and rich almond butter. This pesto comes together in only 20 minutes and tastes delicious on just about everything from vegan steak to pasta!


  • 1 box pasta (if using)
  • 1/3 cup almond butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup basil (packed)
  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 11 1/2 cup vegetable broth or water
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. If serving with pasta, in a large pot of boiling and salted water, cook pasta of choice until al dente.
  2. Add the pesto ingredients (almond butter through to vegetable broth) to a blender. Blend, blend, blend until super creamy and smooth. Taste test and add additional garlic, sea salt or pepper (if desired). The pesto will seem thin, at first, but it will thicken up (trust me!).
  3. Over medium-high heat, add the pesto to a deep pan and stir for 2-3 minutes until it thickens up. Add additional water or vegetable broth by the tablespoon to reach desired consistency.
  4. Toss the pasta with the fresh pesto. Enjoy!


1) Use unsweetened roasted or raw almond butter in this recipe.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Main