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Nut Free Pesto

Rachel Rivera
While pesto is absolutely delicious, garlicky, and full of healthy goodness too, it typically contains nuts. This nut free version is just as delicious, and just as versatile!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 1 cup


  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Rubber Spatula
  • 1 Food Processor or high speed blender


  • 2 bunches basil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil plus more if needed


  • Rough chop the basil and mince the garlic. You can use the stems of the basil too.
  • Place all of the ingredients into the blender or food processor. Blend on high until smooth. If needed, scrape down the sides of the blender and add more olive oil.
Keyword Nut Free Pesto