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5 Ingredient Salt-Free Pesto Recipe

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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.

Yields16 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time2 minsTotal Time7 mins

 2 cups Fresh basil leavesloosely packed with no stems
 ¼ cup Pine nuts
 2 Garlic cloves
 ½ cup Extra-virgin olive oil
 ½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

1

In a food processor combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts. Pulse until smooth.

2

With the motor running slowly drizzle in the oil until fully incorporated. Enjoy fresh or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp

Servings 16


Amount Per Serving
Calories 88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1.5g8%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 55mg3%
Potassium 29mg1%
Total Carbohydrate .9g1%
Dietary Fiber .1g1%
Sugars 0g
Protein 1.3g3%

Calcium 3%
Vitamin D 8%
Phosphorus 5%
Magnesium 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 2 cups Fresh basil leavesloosely packed with no stems
 ¼ cup Pine nuts
 2 Garlic cloves
 ½ cup Extra-virgin olive oil
 ½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Directions

1

In a food processor combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts. Pulse until smooth.

2

With the motor running slowly drizzle in the oil until fully incorporated. Enjoy fresh or freeze for up to 3 months.

5 Ingredient Salt-Free Pesto Recipe

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