Arugula Walnut Basil Pesto Print 3 LikeDislike By Christine Roseberry This vegan pesto recipe is so fabulous it will have your mouth-watering! It was even approved by an authentic Italian (my husband) who was born and raised in an Italian town near Genoa where pesto originates from. In fact, while living there, pesto was one of my favorite things to make. First, because it is so easy yet so delicious and second, because I love basil. In this recipe though, I created a vegan version and spiced it up with a few different ingredients. It was so good I was licking my spoon clean. Even though there is no Parmigiano or Pecorino cheese, it still is so cheesy thanks to the Nutritional Yeast used.This can be used as a sauce for pasta, a dip for cut up vegetables or even as a spread in veggie wraps instead of hummus or guacamole.