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  • Writer's pictureIvana Tara Prekopova

Ayurvedic Pesto Recipe

Updated: May 14, 2023

Inspiration from my kitchen to Yours

green pesto , delicious homemade recipe
Ayurvedic Pesto Recipe

If you are like me and like some additional taste and green colour on your plate this delicious, easy and quick homemade pesto is a must!

"The best pesto, I am going to call it pesto the besto" –David. B

I have enjoyed making this recipe from my teacher Myra Lewin and her cookbook 'Simple Ayurvedic Recipes' since last year. Over the time I tweaked it a little bit to my taste. Sharing this pesto with the group in my last day retreat was a big hit and I would like to share it with you all.

Pesto the Besto Recipe


  • 5-6 large cups of washed and fresh spinach and handful of fresh basil

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • Pinch of black pepper

  • Pinch of rock salt

  • One small handful pine nuts or sunflower seeds

  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast (optional)

Preparation time: 5-10 minutes (depending how organised you are:))

  1. Simmer the spices and nuts in the oil untl the aroma is present.

  2. Pleace all ingredients in the blender and puree. Add some water or more oilive oil as needed for your desired consistency. Depending on the strenghth of your blender, you may need to blend, stop and stir, and then return to blending until mixture is smooth.

  3. That is it! Use pesto on cooked whole grains, cooked vegetables, pizza, wraps - the choices are endless.

  4. Keep refrigerated 3-5 days max.

Let me know in the comments below or by emailing me to share your own experience in preparing the recipe and how did you like it obviously:)

Enjoy the taste of life!

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