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Vegan Pesto

No Parmesan? No problem. This easy vegan pesto recipe is a breeze to make, and it's every bit as bright, nutty, and delicious as the traditional version.

When I make pesto, I almost always make this vegan pesto recipe. Don’t get me wrong, I love traditional basil pesto, but this vegan version is just as good. Classic...


Easy Pesto Pasta

Learn how to make pesto pasta with this quick & easy recipe! With bright, bold flavor, it's one of our favorite weeknight dinners. terms of combining bold flavor and easy prep. How to Make Pesto Pasta As I said above, making pesto pasta is easy. Here’s all you need to do: Blend...


Easy Kale Pesto

Don't have basil? Make this easy Kale Pesto in just 5 minutes! It's wonderful to keep on hand for sandwiches, grain bowls, pastas, and salads.

kale & walnut pesto + easy uses /

pesto. Walnuts are a delicious alternative to pine nuts, which are typically used in pesto. Pesto can be made with nearly any type of nut or seed, so the second...


Basil Pesto Recipe

Pesto is one of my favorite condiments to keep on hand. Try these easy, fun pesto recipe variations to brighten pasta, salads, roasted veggies & more!

...meal whether you feel like cooking or not. What is pesto, and how do I make it? Traditional pesto is a blend of fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, extra-virgin olive...


Broccoli Pesto Mac & Cheese

The ultimate mac & cheese mix in - broccoli pesto! A yummy way to get your kids to eat more veggies.

...broccoli florets until the broccoli is warmed through. Stir in a few scoops of pesto. Serve with extra pesto and optional toppings on the side. Store extra pesto in the...


Lemon Pesto Spaghetti Squash

Vegan, gluten-free, or none of the above? You'll love this flavorful pesto spaghetti squash bowl filled with spinach, roasted cauliflower & pine nuts.

...of the pesto. Optional step: toss it all together so that the pesto coats all of the vegetables. Serve with lemon wedges, extra pesto, and Parmesan, if desired. 3.4.3177  ...


Broccoli Pesto Quinoa Salad

This quinoa salad is my ideal lunch! It's fresh & filling, topped with blanched broccoli, lemony pesto, crispy chickpeas, crunchy veggies & avocado. want in your lunch! Save them for the last minute to get perfectly green, creamy bites. Store the pesto separately. Storing the pesto in a separate container allows you...


Kale Quinoa Salad with Pesto

Use your favorite roasted veggies & grains in this easy kale quinoa salad, or make it as Day 2 of our 5-day meal plan with leftovers from Day 1!

...or goat cheese if you’re not vegan. Or use cilantro lime dressing or traditional pesto in place of the kale pepita pesto sauce. Let me know what variations you try,...


Grilled Peach Salad & Mint Pesto

This 30-minute salad makes a bright, sweet side on any summer table. Juicy peaches, creamy mozzarella & herbs will please vegetarians & meat eaters alike!

This one has moved to the top of my list for favorite summertime dishes. Sweet grilled peaches, spicy arugula, creamy fresh mozzarella, crunchy pine nuts, and herb-y pesto… It’s simple...

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Photograph of Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Mathews in their kitchen

Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.