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5 Ingredient Salt-Free Pesto Recipe

Salt-Free Pesto Sauce
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5 Ingredient Salt-Free Pesto Recipe

Sometimes less is more in cooking, including this easy 5 ingredient salt-free pesto recipe. Using a food processor this recipe can be made in under 10 minutes. I grow lots of basil and always end up with too much. The solution? I make tons of pesto and store it in the freezer until I need it! Pesto goes great with pasta dishes, risotto, sandwiches and more.
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CuisineAmerican, Italian
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Sodium 55


  • 2 cup Fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup Pine nuts
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated


  • In a food processor combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts. Pulse until smooth.
  • With the motor running slowly drizzle in the oil until fully incorporated. Enjoy fresh or freeze for up to 3 months.

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