Monkey Pesto Face - Kids Plant-Based Dinner Plate

kids recipes Jul 30, 2018

Our 3 boys have had so much fun creating fun recipe plates that they enjoy to eat healthy plant-based meals.  The creamy raw basil pesto has been a favorite for them.  Are you looking for a fun, dairy-free pesto sauce for your kids and family? Our plant-based boys know how dairy has made their tummies hurt after eating, so they have had fun creating a dairy-free version in the kitchen with us.  Sometimes they love throwing some organic ketchup on top to make the fun faces. Hope you enjoy creating this fun plate with your kids like we have.  


  • 2 cups basil
  • 1 cup cashew
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • Sea salt to taste


1. Zest the outside of 1 lemon with a hand zester.

2. Juice the lemon that was zested. Throw all in a high speed blender or a food processor with rest of the ingredients.

3. To make the kids plate, cook some gluten-free pasta and assemble on the plate like we have above. The leftover sauce you can use for your meal or for salad or dinner the next day.

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