ION Restaurant

Vegan, Organic Dining

Connecticut's Premier Vegan Restaurant for over 30 years

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.