Close up shot of cashew pesto in a clear bowl

Cashew Pesto

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


Have you ever had cashew pesto like this one? You’ll need a considerable amount of cashew nuts, coriander leaves, four cloves of garlic, olive oil, parmesan, seasoning and a food processor. You can easily create a vegan cashew pesto by substituting the cheese with avocado. Enjoy it on a toast, with pasta or fish.



  • 125ml (1/2 cup) cashew nuts
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
  • 250ml (1 cup) coriander leaves, washed
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled


  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until relatively smooth.
  • Serve on toasted bread, in pasta or bake on fish.

  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Side Dish


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 119
  • Sodium: 83 mg
  • Fat: 11.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 6 mg