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Mixed Greens Almond and Pepita Pesto

Pepita Pesto is a healthy dairy free version of pesto with mixed greens, nuts and seeds.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: dairy free, egg free, gluten free, soy free, sugar free, vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 157kcal


  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup packed arugula
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • ½ cup raw pepitas
  • ¼ cup raw almonds
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • tsp pepper (or to taste)
  • 2-3 tbsp water to thin


  • Place all ingredients, except olive oil and water, in a food processor.
  • Process until combined, scraping down sides as necessary.
  • Drizzle in the olive oil through the top while the machine is still running. This should make everything come together smoothly.
  • Add water 1 tbsp at a time, processing after each addition and scraping down sides as necessary, until the desired consistency is reached.


~ Makes about 1 cup of pesto.


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.3mg