Fresh, lovely and easy to make - really, it takes no time to make a batch. I used about 1/4 cup in a pasta salad, stirred a few teaspoons or so into veganise for a spread on my falafel burger, it makes an awesome base for your next pizza - super versatile & tasty,  I never tire of this pesto.

If you are a garlic wimp you may want to scale back to a smaller clove of garlic. I absolutely adore garlic so a large clove went in (about 2 small cloves worth).

Makes 1/2 cup 


  • 2 cups mixed herbs (winter savory, chives, oregano, tarragon, thyme)
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds (soaked or roasted if preferred)
  • 1 large clove of garlic, peeled (2 small)
  • 1/3 cup good olive oil + 1 -2 tsp to cover the top when jarred
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Place herbs through garlic in a food processor and pulse a few times until blended well. Slowly add the 1/3 cup of olive oil while food processor is running. Blend until creamy and pesto comes together, add a pinch of salt and pulse a few times. 
  2. Transfer to an airtight container, push pesto down to get rid of any air pockets (the air will turn the pesto brown). Prior to covering , add 1-2 tsp's of additional olive oil to cover the top of the pesto. 
  3. Store in the fridge and use within 3 weeks.

What's Your Favorite Recipe To Use Up Herbs?