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Summer's End Pesto

Summer's End Pesto
Course: Pesto
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Vaishali · Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes


  • 3 cups packed basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup packed sage leaves
  • 1/4 cup packed mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp thyme (strip the tiny leaves from the hard stems)
  • 1 tbsp rosemary (again, strip from the hard stems)
  • 1 cup garlic greens
  • 1 cup chives
  • 2 large cloves of garlic , crushed
  • 2 green chilli peppers , like jalapeno
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast (you can leave this out, but it has a great cheesy flavor that's perfect in pestos)
  • 1/2 cup chopped , lightly toasted walnuts
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste


  • Place all the ingredients in a blender or ¬†food processor. Blend until you have a smooth paste (I prefer a smooth texture for this pesto as opposed to a coarser one for a basil-only pesto)