No-Waste Pesto

No-Waste Pesto

If you love food but hate waste, you’re going to adore this no-waste pesto. It can be used to spruce up so many dishes. Created by @leesupercharged


  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon rind
  • 3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • Small pinch of sea salt
  • 3 large handfuls of leftover greens and herbs: basil, spinach, rocket, kale, mint, flat-leaf parsley, coriander, or whatever you have in your crisper drawer
  • 1 cup of any nuts you have on hand


  1. Place all ingredients in the above order into your Vitamix and start the blender on its lowest speed, then increase to speed 7. Blend until you have the desired consistency, using the tamper to press ingredients toward the blades.

  2. Serve on toast, with pasta, salads, and roasted vegetables.


Store leftover Pesto in a sealed container. Pesto will last in the fridge for up to 1 week and can be refreshed with an extra splash of extra virgin olive oil.

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