15+ Delicious Vegan Recipes with Pesto

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If you love creamy dishes and bold flavors, you need to try these hand-selected vegan recipes with pesto! Our unique ideas include pasta, pizza, sandwiches, appetizers and more.

Delicious condiments take any meal to the next level — and there’s just something so special about pesto that immediately brings spring and summer to mind.

No matter if you’re into classic pesto, oil-free pesto, or love to try different store-bought varieties, our list of the best vegan recipes with pesto show you fantastic uses for this green and flavorful goodness!

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15+ Delicious Vegan Recipes with Pesto

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

If you love creamy dishes and bold flavors, you need to try these hand-selected vegan recipes with pesto! These unique ideas include pasta, pizza, sandwiches, appetizers and more. The following appetizer takes only 15 minutes to make and is surprisingly delicious.


Zucchini Pesto Bites


  1. Using a sharp knife or a mandoline, slice the zucchini into ⅛ inch thick slices. Sprinkle each side with salt and pepper, then place your slices on a heated grill for 30-60 seconds.
  2. Once all the slices have been seared, transfer them to a plate.
  3. Make the bean-based pesto following our recipe mentioned above.
  4. Once all of the components are ready, place a spoonful of pesto on each zucchini slice, then roll it up into a little roll.
  5. Repeat with all of the others, then serve immediately!


  • If your slices are a lot thicker or thinner than ⅛ inch, the zucchini won’t stand up or won’t be flexible enough to roll!
  • If the zucchini rolls don’t keep together, use a toothpick.
  • Find 15+ more vegan recipes with pesto in the article above!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: ⅙ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 118mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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