Creamy Green Goddess Pesto (v, gf, nut-free)

Creamy Green Goddess Pesto (v, gf, nut-free)

Let me tell you….this sauce is SOMETHIN.

I’ve been putting it on basically everything except breakfast….pizza crusts, pasta, salads, as a dipping sauce for sweet potato fries.

It’s creamy, thick, takes very minimal effort + ingredients, and is loaded with nutrients. It’s also nut-free to cut down the costs and for any of you out there with any nut allergies…I got you. I love how thick this sauce is (shout-out to the avocado) and it also has a slight cheesy flavor thanks to the nutritional yeast (packed with B vitamins!)

All you need is five minutes to whip up this recipe and you’ll be eating your pasta like a true green goddess.


Creamy Green Goddess Pesto


1 whole avocado, scooped and pit removed

1/2 cup arugula

1/2 cup basil

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1/4 - 1/2 cup water

2 tbsp olive oil

3 garlic cloves

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Salt + pepper to taste


Combine everything in a blender, starting with 1/4 cup water and adding more if you want it to be thinner. Throw it on your favorite pasta or salad + enjoy! Store in an airtight container for up to two days, scraping off the browned part from the top as necessary.