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.

Salt-Free Pesto Sauce
Anthony Valentine

5 Ingredient Salt-Free Pesto Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Sodium 49 mg
Potassium 29 mg
Phosphorus 18 mg
Protein 1 g
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.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 100 kcal
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Italian

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups Basil Leaves
  • ¼ cup Pine Nuts
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ½ cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ tsp Salt

Instructions 

  • In a food processor combine the basil, garlic, pine nuts, and salt. 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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