Nut-Free Pesto

It can easily be made vegan as well!

I absolutely love pesto. However, as someone with nut allergies, 9 times out of 10, I’m not able to eat it. Most restaurants & grocery brands make their pesto with pine nuts. This pesto is 100% nut-free, & can easily be made vegan if you leave out the parmesan.

Ingredients:

3 cups fresh basil leaves (packed)

4 cloves garlic

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

sea salt & black pepper

3/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

Wash and prep the basil leaves.

Combine basil leaves & garlic in a food processor, & then slowly add in the oil to make it easier to blend until all of the oil has been added.

Add in sea salt & black pepper to taste & mix again.

Pour the pesto into a bowl & stir in the cheese (can be skipped, or subbed with a vegan alternative).

Add extra sea salt & black pepper if desired, but do a taste test first on your pasta or meal of choice & see what you prefer.

Enjoy!