Have you ever made real pesto from scratch with a mortar and pestle? In today's post I'll share my plant-based version of the recipe as well as the process for making pesto by hand!
Add salt and garlic to the bowl of the mortar and pestle. Grind the garlic until it forms a paste.
Working in small batches, add in basil leaves and crush into the garlic/salt mixture, adding more leaves as one batch becomes incorporated.
Add in the pine nuts and grind them in as well.
Add the nutritional yeast and stir/grind everything together in a circular motion.
Stir in the olive oil and top with more olive oil to store the pesto and prevent browning.