Note: Make sure to follow directions precisely to avoid blender problems. :) I do not have a Vitamix or other fancy blender, however this recipe is successful every time.
1c sunflower seeds
1c nutritional yeast flakes
1c olive oil
1c lemon juice
1t salt (I use pink salt)
Leaves of 2 basil plants
Wash basil leaves and spin dry. Set aside.
Put sunflower seeds in the blender and grind until the consistency is that of a coarse meal. It will look a bit like wet sand.
Add nutritional yeast and pulse a few times.
Add the olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Begin blending, turning off blender to stir periodically. Once a uniform consistency begins to appear, add basil leaves. Continue blending and turning off blender to stir until all basil leaves are completely incorporated. Bon appetit! :)