Healthy Cashew Pesto

I LOVE to cook, I cook when I’m happy, I cook to relief stress, but even I have some nights where I’m just too busy and can’t find the time. This week has been so crazy. Eat.Sleep.Work. But, even at really busy times like this I still prefer a home prepared meal, so making things like pesto is a life saver.

stacey hogan healthy cashew pesto

This recipe can be stored in the fridge for up to 7 days (I’ve kept mine for this long, but just had to add a little bit more water on the last day to thin it a little bit) and the options with it are endless, so it’s perfect for anyone that lives a busy life.

Mon- Beetroot noodles, feta and pesto
Tues- Watermelon & mango pesto salad
Weds- Beetroot pesto pizza
Thurs- Cauliflower pesto pizza
Fri- Pesto courgetti
Sat – Smashed potatoes with pesto

I actually got that obsessed with this recipe that I  had my beetroot pizza for breakfast 😂🙈, but it’s ridiculously healthy.

Basil has sooooo many health benefits, including; stress release (needed this week), clearing the skin, combatting PMS and detoxifying the liver.

If you do make any of my recipes, please tag me in your posts on Instagram I’d love to see your creations and use the hashtags #staceyhogan #happyandhealthy

Makes 10 servings (30g per serving)

150g cashews (can also use walnuts or pine nuts)
75g basil leaves
Juice from 1 lemon
1 garlic clove
1 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
30ml water
1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor (or high speed blender) and pulse until a paste is formed. You may have to keep stopping and scraping the sides.

Love from Stacey x

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