Raw Basil Cucumber Pesto Recipe


I’ll be making a post soon about how I made the DIY Photo Box that allows a photographically challenged human being like myself to take such beautiful food photos.

I absolutely adore basil. It’s in a close competition with cilantro as my favorite herb. The next pesto I’ll be making will have both in it! But let’s start off simpler. All you need to make a delicious Pesto is some fresh basil, some nuts or seeds to provide thickness and bulk (I’ve got a different Pesto Sauce Recipe for the Raw Lasagna in my FREE Recipe Book – 21 Easy Gourmet Raw Food Recipes) and a bit of seasoning.

It’s such a quick, simple recipe and is especially filling for a dip. An instant hit at any party. You’re going to love it!

Raw Basil Cucumber Pesto Recipe

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Raw Basil Cucumber Pesto Recipe


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  • Pesto
  • ½ cup Pine Nuts (soaked)
  • ½ cup Pumpkin Seeds (soaked)
  • ½ cup Chopped Cucumber
  • 1 cup Basil Leaves (Tightly Packed to Measure)
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ¾ tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • ¾ tsp Salt


  1. Blitz Pine Nuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Cucumber and Basil Leaves in Food Processor until well combined.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blitz until desired consistency is achieved.
  3. Garnish with Diced Cucumber, Basil Leaves, Nutritional Yeast, Pepper, or whatever else tickles your fancy.
  4. Serve as a dip or thick sauce with Raw Pasta. Or even as a Salad Dressing, that's what I used it as and it was delicious!

Makes around 1 1/2 cup Pesto

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  1. I will not use nutritional yeast and I didn’t soak the pine nuts but it was good

    • @janegudge:disqus did you add anything else to replace the yeast?

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