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Recipe: CKD-Friendly Creamy Vegan Pesto

August 11, 2023 Carlos Hernandez Comments Off

Trying to keep things interesting while changing your diet for CKD? Plant-based foods can be a great way to boost your health. Check out our recipe for creamy vegan pesto sauce. 🌿 The days are gone when pesto was exclusively made with dairy products.

Add this your favorite foods. Pesto sauce can be used as a spread, served with veggies, can be used to flavor meats or seafood, or used for a variety of other uses. This sauce will not sacrifice flavor for healthy food. Let us know if you try this recipe out!

Creamy Vegan Pesto (Makes about 1/2 cup)

1 cup fresh basil leaves
2 Tbsp cashews
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp minced garlic


Add all ingredients to a small food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.



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Renal Care 360Β° Registered Dietitian Bethany Keith

Disclaimer: This blog post is intended for informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice. Individuals with polychronic conditions should consult their healthcare team for personalized dietary recommendations based on their specific needs and conditions.