5 Ingredient Salt-Free Pesto Recipe

Salt-Free Pesto Sauce

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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Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


Calories:100 kcal
Carbs:1 g
Sodium:49 mg
Potassium:29 mg
Phosphorus:18 mg
Protein:1 g
Fiber:1 g


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


  • 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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Nutrition Facts
5 Ingredient Salt-Free Pesto Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 211IU4%
Vitamin B1 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 1mg5%
Vitamin B5 1mg10%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin E 2mg13%
Vitamin K 24µg23%
Calcium 8mg1%
Copper 1mg50%
Folate 4µg1%
Iron 1mg6%
Manganese 1mg50%
Magnesium 10mg3%
Phosphorus 18mg2%
Selenium 1µg1%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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