Basil Pesto Sauce (Nut Free)

Recipe - Basil Pesto Sauce (Nut Free)

  • Servings: 1 mason jar
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves tightly packed
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. In a food processor, place all ingredients to blend except olive oil and lemon juice.
  2. Once all has been combined, add in the olive oil and lemon juice and blend for a few seconds.
  3. Store in a jar with a lid.
Note: Can be stored in the fridge up to 3-5 days. If want to keep it for a longer period, recommend freezing.

If you do not have a food processor, no problem. You can also use a blender or a knife to chop basils and garlic finely.

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