Gotham Greens makes the best pesto I’ve ever tried—and it doesn’t even have cheese in it!

Jaime Milan
August 27, 2020
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I’m a big believer that condiments can make or break your dish. I love squirting Sririacha on my veggie fried rice and pouring this flavorful green sauce over my chicken enchiladas before they bake. And what would raw veggies be without a deliciously herby dipping sauce? My friends make fun of me because I always have a plethora of random condiments and sauces in my fridge (hummus, mayochup and more). But I recently tried one that knocked my socks off: Gotham Greens’ Vegan Pesto. 

It’s made with just five ingredients: Basil, pine nuts, olive oil, lemon juice and coarse sea salt. There’s no Parmesan (hence, why it’s vegan), but you don’t even miss it. And that’s coming from a *huge* cheese fan (and omnivore). The coolest part? The basil is sustainably grown in urban greenhouses.

This pesto upgrades the most basic of dishes, which I love. I’ve been mixing it with a little mayo and slathering it on slices of bread topped with chicken, mozzarella and spinach to make the world’s best panini. I’ve also whisked it into salad dressings, spooned it over roasted veggies and used it as a meat marinade. I even love stirring a little into pasta dishes like our Pesto Ravioli with Spinach and Tomatoes for a hit of fresh flavor. It’s safe to say I’m a BIG fan.

Gotham Greens’ pesto comes in 6.5-ounce containers (and also comes in traditional and spicy versions. The spicy chimichurri is also delicious). They’re sold at Whole Foods and other specialty stores, and you can locate your nearest grocery store here

Jaime Milan is EatingWell’s digital editor for all things newsy and trending. She’s always on the hunt for the latest and greatest things to share with EatingWell’s readers. In her spare time, you can find her experimenting in the kitchen, tackling home projects with her husband or taking pics of her very photogenic American Eskimo Dog, Grits. Follow her on Instagram at @jaimemmilan.