Creamy Cashew Pesto (+video)

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5-minute creamy cashew pesto pasta sauce tossed with your favorite noodles. 

Cashew Pesto Pasta | Creme de la Crumb

I adore all things pesto. Pesto pizza, pesto sandwiches, pesto pasta, straight up pesto from the jar.

Wait who said that??

Yeah that’s right, I eat pesto with a spoon from a jar. I was not kidding, I really really like pesto.

Cashew Pesto Pasta | Creme de la Crumb

I’ve made walnut pesto, sunflower seed pesto, and traditional pine nut pesto and they’re all amazing. Each has a little bit different flavor. The other day as I was munching on a handful of cashews it hit me like a brick to the head that I had never tried cashew pesto.


Cashews are by far my favorite nut. If I could only eat one kind of nut for the rest of forever it would be the beloved cashew. I love the flavor, the texture, and it just seems to go well with pretty much anything. So whyyyyyy had I not tried cashew pesto??

No idea. It’s just a big character flaw I’d like to pretend isn’t there.

Cashew Pesto Pasta | Creme de la Crumb

I’m gonna cut straight to the chase here –  obviously I tried cashew pesto, it turnout amazing, and that’s why I’m sharing it with you today. I mean just look at how pretty this stuff is…

That green is on POINT> my friends.

Cashew Pesto Pasta | Creme de la Crumb

It’ll take you just five minutes to whip up a batch of this perfectly flavored creamy cashew pesto and then you’ll be on your way to a crave-fulfilling dinner/lunch/snack/dessert (huh? maybe not dessert) in no time at all.

Oh and I made a video!!! (yayyyyy me!) It’s a different style than my previous videos so make sure you take a look and let me know what you think…

Cashew Pesto Pasta | Creme de la Crumb

Cashew Pesto Pasta | Creme de la Crumb

Cashew Pesto Pasta

Creamy 5-minute cashew pesto pasta sauce tossed with your favorite noodles.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 8-10 ounces pasta noodles
  • 1 cup packed basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup Diamond of California Cashew Halves
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


  • Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Combine basil leaves, cashews, garlic, olive oil, parmesan cheese,salt, pepper, and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  • Toss noodles with pesto and serve. Top with additional parmesan cheese and cashews if desired.
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This pasta recipe has been sponsored by Diamond of California Nuts and all opinions are 100 percent my own. Thanks for letting me work with the brands I love to keep this here blog going! 

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Hi Tiffany! Great video! And I eat pesto from the jar too!

5 stars
hey girl this looks so yummy! And loved the video!

Yum, I love this meatless vegetarian dish. It looks over-the-top delicious.

5 stars
I made this and the whole family loves it, even all 4 of my children! I think I even added extra garlic….
Itwas more filling than I expected- but so so fabulous!

    So glad you enjoyed this recipe with your family!

Just wondering how long it will last in fridge?

    I’ve kept it up to a week.

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