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Spoon in a small bowl of pesto, slice or bread spread with pesto in front, two slices of fresh bread behind.
Mixed Greens Almond and Pepita Pesto
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Pepita Pesto is a healthy dairy free version of pesto with mixed greens, nuts and seeds.
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: dairy free, egg free, gluten free, soy free, sugar free, vegan
Keyword: healthy pesto recipe, pumpkin seed pesto, vegan basil pesto recipe, vegan pesto
Servings: 4
Calories: 157 kcal
Author: Jenn Sebestyen
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup packed arugula
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 1/2 cup raw pepitas
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp pepper (or to taste)
  • 2-3 tbsp water to thin
  1. Place all ingredients, except olive oil and water, in a food processor.
  2. Process until combined, scraping down sides as necessary.
  3. Drizzle in the olive oil through the top while the machine is still running. This should make everything come together smoothly.
  4. Add water 1 tbsp at a time, processing after each addition and scraping down sides as necessary, until the desired consistency is reached.

Recipe Notes

~ Makes about 1 cup of pesto.



Nutrition Facts
Mixed Greens Almond and Pepita Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 288mg13%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 10.7mg13%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.