Recipe for green sauce: it's not your nonna's pesto

della bowls green sauce is reminiscent of traditional pesto… only so much better! We power-pack the sauce with nutrient-dense ingredients like walnuts and spinach, and we make it creamy with almond milk in place of traditional parmesan cheese.

Green sauce in a jar with a label

How to use green sauce...

Green sauce is a perfect compliment to our green bowl, as the creamy basil-walnut sauce pairs perfectly with sesame broccoli, marinated lentils, avocado, and quinoa. It also goes particularly well with brown rice, chickpeas, raw roots, marinated kale, and roasted sweet potatoes. Add it to your favorite BYOB  (build-your-own bowl ) to create your perfect globally-inspired bowl.

the green bowl at della bowls is layered with quinoa, lentils, mixed greens, sesame broccoli, avocado, basil-walnut sauce, and toasted almonds

But don’t stop at bowls with your green sauce!

May we recommend using it as a sauce to your favorite eggplant dish? Here’s an idea: gluten-free breaded eggplant with you favorite cheese (dairy or non-dairy) smothered with marinara and topped with della bowls green sauce.

green sauce and red sauce are drizzled over breaded eggplant with  melted cheese

Or, perhaps you’re an expert “spiralizer” and you love those zoodles. Toss them in this sauce for an amazing flavor boost that will “wow” the whole family.

zucchini noodles are cooking in a skillet and a hand is adding green sauce as they cook

Keep your green sauce in the fridge and add a scoop into soups, sauces, dressing, hummus, yogurt dips, and more!

Green Sauce

We have never released the exact recipe for green sauce, but we’ll give you the basics here so you can try your hand at making your own version at home.   

A blender full of ingredients for green sauce sits on a wooden cutting board.


1 large bunch basil, stems trimmed

handful walnuts (alternatively you can use sliced almonds and/or sunflower seeds)

a few cloves of garlic

handful of spinach

dash of lemon juice

about a cup of olive oil

generous dash of almond milk

pinch of salt

dash of maple syrup



Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend well.

Adjust seasoning with salt and lemon juice.




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