Fresh basil & cashew pesto

Today something very exciting happened, I finally got my Ninja UK food processor!! A blender is something that every household should invest in. Perfect for homemade pesto,  hummus, soups, cheese spreads, energy balls, smoothies.. The list goes on!

Today I am making vegan pesto and super excited to share this recipe with you! This is really quick and easy to make at home. Also way better than the ones you buy from your local supermarket. Home cooking just wins every time if you ask me! We are going to have our pesto with spaghetti later on, but this works really well in sandwiches too.

My vegan pesto is creamy and full of nutrients. By using cashews and avocado, you will get multiple vitamins such as B,K,E and C. Avocados are also rich in protein, iron and healthy fats that we all need. Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts and they are great for your heart. Both Avocados and Cashews are creamy and they just take the sauce into the next level.

You will need a food processor for this recipe.


1 cup of Fresh Basil
1 cup of Spinach
1/2 cup of Cashews
Half an Avocado
100g Vegan Parmesan
2 Garlic
1/2 cup of Olive oil
Squeeze 1 Lemon
Pinch of Black pepper, Salt and Paprika


Add all the ingredients into a food processor. Blend for 30 seconds and check if it’s the right consistency. We all like a bit different flavours so get creative – By adding more olive oil, garlic or even basil you might get that extra something. This recipe is enough for 4 portions of pasta.

Happy cookings with your food processor!