2 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 teaspoon salt (unless your sunflower seeds were salted, then less or none)
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
3 cups fresh basil leaves
olive oil, to thin, optional
1. Put everything into the food processor except the basil leaves.
2. Process until everything is combined and it forms a paste. Chunks are definitely ok.
3. Add the basil leaves and pulse until it looks like pesto. Add oil to thin, if desired. So easy. So good.
Source of recipe: I modified my mom's basic pesto recipe to make it vegan, and omitted the pine nuts.