ION Restaurant

Vegan, Organic Dining in Connecticut

Proudly voted Connecticut's Best Vegan Restaurant 

since 1992 in the Hartford Advocate Readers' Poll. 

Vegan Basil Pesto Sauce

Daylight saving time has started, which means spring is on its way! Get a head start with this summery basil pesto sauce that will help speed up these last few weeks of winter. 

Vegan Pesto

Vegan Basil Pesto Sauce


2 cups fresh basil leaves

½ cup walnuts

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

4 cloves garlic

juice of 1 lemon


This one’s easy. Place all items in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve over your favorite pasta, as a sandwich spread, or atop a pizza crust.