Fresh and healthy vegan pesto swaps out pine nuts, cheese, and oil with something just as flavorful: cashew cream.
*To make cashew cream, combine 3/4 cup hot water with 1/2 cup cashews and let sit for 30 minutes, or up to 8 hours. In a food processor or blender, blend the cashews with their soaking liquid in 30-second increments until creamy, about 2-3 minutes total blending time. This makes about 1 cup. Reserve the other half, stored in the refrigerator.
Keywords: pesto, vegan, healthy, basil, cashew cream, sauce