I love pesto, but lets face it, cheese just isn’t very healthy for you. I find yeast flakes to be an essential part of my vegan cooking and such a good substitute for regular cheese. The smell, when in the box, can put you off a little, but trust me, if served correctly it will give a delicious nutty/cheesy taste and a worthy substitute for parmesan. 

Whisk these ingredients in a food processor:

  • Big handful of basil
  • 3 Tablespoons yeast flakes
  • 1/4 Lemon juice
  • 1 or 2 Cloves of garlic
  • Covered generously with cold pressed olive oil
  • Add Himalayan salt to taste

Ps. Feel free to leave out the garlic if you have a date later.