Pesto reinvented! 15 Perfect Vegan Dishes

Pesto is salty, loaded with greens, and absolutely doesn’t need dairy to be delicious! You can add all sorts of things like parsley, pumpkin seeds, peas and more! We also have unique recipes that include pesto like bread, wraps, and even loaded potatoes! Forget the rest, try these vegan pesto recipes from the Food Monster app!

1. Asparagus and Pesto de Pepita Vegan asparagus and pepita pesto

Source: Pesto of asparagus and nuggets

This Asparagus Nugget Pesto from Ashley Smyczek is so vibrant! It’s extra thick asparagus and extra crunchy pepitas!

2. Pistachio spaghetti and broccoli pesto Vegan Pistachios and Broccoli Pesto with Whole Wheat Spaghetti

Source: Spaghetti with Pistachios and Broccoli Pesto

This Pistachio and Broccoli Pesto Spaghetti Recipe by Rinku Bhattacharya is packed with so many valuable nutrients! You wouldn’t know it, but broccoli pairs well with protein-packed pistachios and both make a creamy sauce on this pasta.

3. Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Quinoa and Pea Pesto Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Quinoa and Vegan Pea Pesto Gluten Free

Source: Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Quinoa and Pea Pesto

Just look at this vibrant recipe for Quinoa and Pea Pesto Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Gina Fontana! You can serve on a bed of arugula or you can just add a few leaves.

4. 6-Ingredient Twist Pesto Bread6 Ingredient Vegan Twist Pesto Bread

Source: 6 Ingredient Twist Pesto Bread

This Parsley Vegan 6 Ingredient Pesto Twist Bread is so simple yet awesome! Try this for a fluffy bread with a hint of garlic and basil flavor!

6. Creamy Potato Noodles with Pesto Creamy vegan potato noodles with pesto

Source: Creamy Potato Noodles with Pesto

This recipe for Creamy Pesto Potato Noodles from Jordan and Clark Cord is incredibly easy! As long as you can abstain from drinking the creamy pesto sauce, dinner should be on the table within 30 minutes.

7. Pumpkin Seed and Parsley Pesto Vegan Parsley and Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Source: Pumpkin seed and parsley pesto

This pumpkin seed and parsley pesto from Melissa Tedesco is so tasty and unique! Parsley is used instead of basil, pumpkin seeds instead of pine nuts, and no cheese is added.

8. Creamy White Bean Pesto Soupcreamy vegan white bean and pesto soup

Source: Creamy White Bean Pesto Soup

Just look at the color of this Creamy White Bean Pesto Soup from Cora Matheson! An elegant bowl to serve in company or a comforting dinner on a chilly evening.

9. Oil-Free Avocado Pesto PastaGluten Free Oil Free Avocado Pesto Vegan Pasta with Arugula and Cherry Tomatoes

Source: Oil-Free Avocado Pesto Pasta

This oil-free avocado pesto pasta from Laura Grosch is so healthy! Avocado adds a creamy element to this pasta dish! The combination of fatty avocado, sour tomatoes and garlic makes for a delicious and flavorful dish!

10. Raw Beet Pesto WrapsVegan Raw Beet Wraps with Grain Free Pesto

Source: Raw Beet Pesto Wraps

These Raw Pesto Beetroot Wraps by Alejandra Olmedo are grain-free and vegan! This dish is a simple yet elegant appetizer, clean and healthy but still full of flavor!

11. Smashed Potatoes with Sundried Tomato Pesto Grain-Free Vegan Mashed Potatoes with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Source: Mashed Potatoes with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

These Rene Barker Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Smashed Potatoes are the perfect vegan appetizer or snack with a Mediterranean flair! This pesto has a few simple ingredients that pack a ton of flavor.

12. Zucchini, pea and spinach risotto with pesto Vegan risotto with zucchini, peas and spinach with pesto

Source: Zucchini, pea and spinach risotto with pesto

This zucchini, pea and spinach risotto with pesto from Pamela Higgins is warming, comforting and so healthy! This super simple yet delicious risotto recipe is a great quick and easy plant-based meal packed with veggies and flavor!

13. 6-Ingredient Pea and Walnut PestoGluten-free vegan pea and nut pesto with fresh herbs

Source: 6-Ingredient Pea and Walnut Pesto

This 6-ingredient pea and nut pesto from Daniela Modesto is simple, delicious, and packed with pea protein! The nuts provide the smoothness expected of a pesto, but without dairy products!

14. Grilled Pumpkin with Spinach Cauliflower PestoGrain Free Vegan Grilled Pumpkin with Spinach Cauliflower Pesto

Source: Grilled Pumpkin with Spinach Cauliflower Pesto

This Simona Malerba Spinach Cauliflower Pesto Grilled Pumpkin is absolutely delicious when cooked on the grill! Cauliflower makes pesto extra creamy and delicious!

15. Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Source: Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

An extra kick anyone? When plain basil pesto gets old, it’s time to mix things up! Try this Roasted Red Pepper Pesto for a creamy and flavorful dish!

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