2 cups fresh basil loosely packed

1 cup walnuts

1 large garlic clove minced

1 tsp Nutritional Yeast)

1/2 cup first cold pressed olive oil

2 Tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp water (more or less to desired thickness)

Pinch nutmeg

Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste




Sprinkle a bit of sea over minced garlic on cutting board and using the side of chef's knife press into a paste.  Combine all ingredients into food processor or blender and mix until desired thickness is obtained.  Adjust seasonin to taste.


Serve over favorite pasta like the sweet potato gnocchi shown above.

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FineDine Organic Cuisine is a personal chef service in the greater Tampa Bay area.  We serve Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota counties. FineDine has provided vegan and vegetarian cuisine and health supportive cooking in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Indian Rocks Beach, Reddington, Madeira Beach, St. Pete Beach, Apollo Beach, Lithia, Sarasota, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Siesta Key since 2007.  Let FineDine help you reach your health and fitness goals.  Call us at (727) 698-1966 or email

FINEDINE Organic Cuisine

Tampa Bay's Premiere Organic Personal Chef and Catering Service


Phone  727-698-1966