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For Meatless Friday, Elizabeth Varga shares a high-protein vegan recipe that can be served as a dip or a pasta sauce. Download our printable recipe card!

This Easy Tofu Pesto Sauce is a thick and creamy plant-based pesto and full of plant protein. It is thick enough to serve as a dip, yet still incredibly delicious on pasta. It's plant-based and oil-free.




Easy Tofu Pesto Sauce


  • 2 Cups Packed Fresh Basil
  • 1 14 Ounce Package Extra Firm Tofu, drained
  • 1/3 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/4 Cup Pine Nuts
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper 


  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve as a dip or with your favorite pasta.

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