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A bowl of pesto on a grey background surrounded by basil leaves, garlic, and lemon slices

Cashew Pesto {Whole30, Paleo}

Cate & Co. Kitchen
This Cashew Pesto is Whole30 compliant and made with cashews, basil, and spinach. The nutritional yeast and cashews give it a delicious cheesy flavor without the dairy. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and paleo, it will quickly become one of your favorite Whole30 condiments.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment, Pesto, Whole30
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 102 kcal


  • ½ C Cashews Raw & Unsalted
  • 1 C Fresh Basil
  • 1 C Spinach
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves
  • ¼ C Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 lemon Juiced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp Water Optional for desired consistency


  • Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and pulse until combined and at desired consistency.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 513IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Condiment, Whole30 Pesto
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