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 or use a vegan alternative.
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
Wash and prep the basil leaves.
Combine basil leaves & garlic in a food processor, & then 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. (This 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.