Green Olive Vegan Pesto

This vegan pesto recipe is great for a quick weeknight dinner or to serve in larger quantities for a dinner party. Mix in with your favorite pasta – spaghetti, rotini, linguine – and enjoy!

What You’ll Need:

  • 8 ounces pasta
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup green olives, pitted
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup black olives, pitted
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, mix garlic, green olives, parsley and basil. Keep the food processor running slowly while adding oil; process until fully combined.
  3. Pour into a large skillet or pan and cook for 2 minutes over medium heat. Add pasta, pasta water, black olives and salt and cook until the water is absorbed. Serve hot.

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