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Fresh Basil Pesto – Four Ingredients, Nut Free

With an abundance of fragrant basil, there is nothing better than whipping up a quick batch of nut free pesto. It freezes well and enhances the flavor of everything from sauces to dips, dressings, egg dishes, and more.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: condiment, sauce
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Taryn


  • 1 cup fresh basil , packed
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated pecorino romano cheese (or other hard cheese such as parmesan)
  • 1/4 cup roasted salted sunflower seeds


  • Combine the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or the freezer for up to 6 months.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 0.3mg