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White Bean Pesto

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cooking Time 5 minutes

Yields 6-8 Servings


  • 1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans or 1.5 cups cooked beans

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves (substitute for 1 cup of fresh oregano leaves)

  • 1/3 cup almonds

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • pinch of cayenne pepper

  • 1/4 olive oil

  • 1 tbsp miso paste (omit, and substitute with 1/2 tsp salt)


  • In a food processor, combine all ingredients, blend until smooth consistency.

  • Taste and add more olive oil or lemon juice to get a desired consistency.

  • Serve in a bowl, sprinkle with chopped up basil leaves and additional olive oil.

  • Suggestions for serving - spread on toasted baguette slices, crackers, pita bread or serve with cut-up fresh veggies like peppers, cherry tomatoes, carrots, sugar-snap peas, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.

  • Enjoy!


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