LISA’S TIP – This pesto sauce is delicious served in a variety of ways, straight from the jar on a spoon! I haven’t added fresh garlic but if you wanted to take it to the next level, then add one clove of crushed garlic, and a few twists of black pepper. It’s delicious served on top of hummus or drizzled over roasted veggies if you’re vegan, roasted cauliflower & sweet potato is my go to. And if you’re keeping it, plant based a generous drizzle of tahini topped with the pesto is a match made in heaven.
The pesto is wonderful when accompanied with meat, chicken or fish. I love to roast a whole chicken and serve in portions, hot or cold with the pesto sauce on the side.
Or nothing beats a tray of roasted chicken wings dipped into this pesto! Equally this pesto is delicious served on my gluten-free bread ‘The Little Loaf. You can also serve it with pasta or spiralised courgette pasta.
What makes this pesto so magical is the nutritional yeast flakes, it provides a wealth of vitamins, minerals and protein. It is a fantastic alternative to cheese in sauces. Nutritional yeast is a blessing for dairy-free lifestyles or vegans. It’s known for its tangy, cheesy flavour, which comes in flakes or powder form, both of which blend nicely into hot or cold foods. I have added in more salt than I would if this pesto had parmesan, but since it doesn’t have parmesan it needs the extra saltiness.