Creamy Flaxseed Pesto

Entrees, Sides

vegan, dairy free, nut free, gluten free

creamy pesto sauce recipe

You’ll find that this recipe is less oily than traditional store-bought pestos. It has a thicker, creamier consistency and works great on pasta, toast, and even as a pizza sauce. It would also work well with chicken dishes, bruschetta, or as a dip or spread.

Try spreading it on toast and topping it with sliced tomatoes.

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With a 1/2 cup of milled flaxseed, there are omega-3s, fiber, and plant based protein. Because this recipe does not use cheese or nuts – this recipe is also dairy free, nut free, and vegan!

Flaxseed Pesto


  • 2/3 cup basil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups kale
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup Manitoba Milling Co. Smooth Whole-Milled Flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add basil, oil, kale, and garlic to food processor.
  • Add flaxseed, lemon juice, and water.
  • Blend until smooth. This pesto will be creamy! Spread on toast and top with tomatoes or use on pasta.