5 Ingredient Salt-Free Pesto Recipe

Salt-Free Pesto Sauce

5 Ingredient Salt-Free Pesto Recipe

Anthony Valentine, Kidney-Friendly Chef
5 from 2 votes
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
Serving Size:0.25 cup

Nutrition

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

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.

Full Nutrition

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.

Anthony Valentine, Kidney-Friendly Chef (122)

Founder & Director Anthony Valentine graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Culinary Arts & Nutrition in 2013. He was later diagnosed with IGA Nephropathy (IGAN) in April 2017. On January 31st, 2019, he received a new kidney from his mother. Post-transplant life will never be the same, and neither will his diet. So, combining his diagnosis of IGAN with his degree in culinary arts and nutrition, he created Cukebook.org. Cukebook is a website that documents recipes, guides, tools, and resources designed to help people fighting chronic kidney disease.

Post-transplant life will never be the same, and neither will his diet. So, combining his diagnosis of IGAN with his degree in culinary arts and nutrition, he created Cukebook.org. Cukebook is a website that documents recipes, guides, tools, and resources designed to help people fighting chronic kidney disease.

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