30 August 2012

The Starter Vegan Videocast #5 - Making Vegan Pesto

Today's Starter Vegan Videocast is all about making Vegan Pesto with Fianna MacGregor.  This is a simple and delicious sauce and spread that will start your vegan lifestyle with a bang.  It can be used on pasta, as a spread on bread or toast, or can be used as a pizza topping.


2 cups basil, stems removed 
2-6 cloves garlic 
1/2 cup walnuts 
1/4 cup olive oil 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons veggie broth (more if needed) 

 Put everything in a food processor and blend for 3-5 minutes, stopping at least once to scrape down sides of bowl. Add more salt if desired. If mixture is too thick, add more veggie broth until desired consistency is achieved. Place in a covered container in the fridge until ready for use.

Fianna MacGregor | Blog | Blog | Twitter | Email New York City Fianna has been vegan for 36 years. She is currently working on a second M.A. in Human Rights from NYU. When she isn’t veganizing every cookbook she can get her hands on, she’s working her urban farm in New York City. She also writes extensively on veganism, running and green living. Her newest project is to trace everything she buys to find out if it’s cruelty-free (both animal and human) and eco-friendly. Fianna and her fiancĂ© are animal rescuers of dogs, cats and birds.

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