Easy Pesto with Beans — Recipes — Plantiful Coach

Muriel Gravenor
Aug 28, 2020

Pesto fans, rejoice! Here’s an easy blender-friendly recipe! It’s vegan, but packed with flavour and a cheesy tang. It’s quick and easy, and you can use whatever fresh herbs you have on hand: I used parsley, basil and coriander. No cheese necessary, because nutritional yeast packs a cheesy flavour punch.


  • 1/4 cup almonds or sunflower seeds, ground
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup white beans
  • 1 cup basil, parsley and/or coriander mixed, total 1 cup
  • 1 tsp dried thyme or 2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp water


  • Put the almonds (or sunflower seeds) in the blender along with the garlic and beans.
  • Pulse a few times, scraping down in between.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, and blend until smooth, adjusting the water as needed and scraping down in between.
  • Pour into a jar and store in the fridge.

Originally published at https://plantifulcoach.com on August 28, 2020.