2 cups basil leaves
2 T Olive oil
1/2 cup veggie soup stock
1 clove chopped garlic
1 1/2 cups cashews (before soaking)
salt and fresh pepper (to taste)
If necessary, soak the cashews in water first to make them easier to blend. If you have a food processor, you can probably just put all of the ingredients in and blend without soaking the nuts. If not, to make it easier you can blend the cashews, soup stock, and olive oil first, adding the cashews a little at a time. Wash the basil and prepare the other ingredients, then add them and blend.
Meanwhile you can cook some pasta and lightly saute some vegetables, if you desire. Serve when everything is ready.
Note: If you'd like a cheesy pesto you can substitute 1/2 cup feta and use 1 cup cashews, or sprinkle feta on top when you serve it