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Tofu & Basil Pesto

Five minutes creamy pesto, much lighter than the classic one.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Main Course, Sauce
Keyword: basil, pesto, sauce, tofu, vegan
Servings: 2 people


  • Blender


  • 1 cup basil leaves , (and their tender stems)
  • 100 g tofu
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 chunk zucchini
  • salt


  • Put everything in the mixer and blend until smooth.
    Use the sauce for noodles, zoodles or as a bread spread.


If you have a fairly good blender you could include the basil stems as well. For this recipe, I removed just the very hard ones and kept all the rest. 
The zucchini helps with the consistency and could be easily substituted with green peas or half an avocado.