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Nut-free, Dairy-free Perfect Pesto


SNNC's Perfect Pesto - Nut-free, and dairy-free!
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Are you looking for a recipe to use up fresh basil? One that is entirely nut-free and dairy-free? This easy, tasty, and nutritious recipe is the answer. Spread it on cucumbers, topped with avocado, tomato, and spices (love Silk Road) for a delicious snack like you see here or use it as a dressing for a pesto salad, and don't forget to use it as a base for a delicious pasta dish!
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Canadian
Serves: ¼ cup

  • 1.5 cups packed basil leaves
  • 1 to 2 cloves, garlic, loosely chopped
  • ⅓ cup raw, unsalted organic pumpkin seeds
  • 1 to 2 organic lemons, freshly squeezed
  • ½ cup Camelina oil or EVOO (I use from Evoolution!)
  • 2 to 3 heaping tablespoons, nutritional yeast

  1. First add the pumpkin seeds and garlic, and pulse to chop up.
  2. Add the rest of ingredients and blend thoroughly, pausing to scrape sides.
  3. Note: adjust the amount of nutritional yeast to make it thicker or thinner to your liking. I use a mini-blender to do the trick!


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