Baru Pesto

Healthy and extremely tasty, this vibrant pesto has been created by our friends at The Baru Project. As the baru nut causes no known allergies, this vegan pesto can be enjoyed by all.

At a glance

Approx 10 minutes


  • 1 clove of garlic (leave out if you’re not in the mood for garlic)
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 45g roasted baru nuts
  • Sea salt
  • Optional: Tomato (for an extra fresh and summery pesto)


  1. Peel the garlic, saute in 3 teaspoons of olive oil, then pound in a mortar and pestle with a pinch of
    sea salt.
  2. Pick the basil leaves from their stems. Add the leaves and the remaining olive oil to the garlic
    mixture. Pound until smooth.
  3. [If you’re using tomato… dice then add to the mixture. Continue pounding until the tomato, basil
    and garlic are paste-like.]
  4. Add the roasted baru nuts and pound until desired consistency; for a nuttier consistency pound
    less, for a smoother consistency pound more.
  5. Have a taste and perhaps season with more salt and maybe even some pepper or chilli flakes.

Serving suggestions: enjoy with crackers, bread, through pasta or roasted cauliflower salad.