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Vegan Nut-Free Garlic Basil Pesto

This vegan nut-free garlic basil pesto can add flavor and nutrition to a wide range of meals!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Low-Carb, Quick and Easy
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 45kcal
Author: Chef Nichole


  • 2 cups basil leaves (fresh)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds (or pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • water as needed


  • Combine all ingredients except the olive oil (and water if needed) in the food processor and blend well gradually add the olive oil until desired consistency is reached. If all olive oil has been used and pesto is too thick, gradually add water until desired consistency is reached.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 213IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 1
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 1