Simple and Fresh Homemade Nut Free Pesto


Fresh and simple homemade nut free pesto. Store the pesto in jar in the fridge to keep on hand for an easy flavor boost to any meal. Basil nut free pesto goes perfect with any chicken, beef, fish or vegetables. I love to keep it on hand as a side dipping sauce for sandwiches, bread, pizza & potatoes.

Simple and Fresh Homemade Nut Free Pesto

Servings 4
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • Food Processor
  • Large Sauce Pan


  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds (unsalted)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 pound orecchiette noodles pasta noodles cooked per the directions on box


  • In food processor add in basil, garlic, olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano & sunflower seeds and blend until smooth.
  • In a large bowl add homemade pesto sauce and toss with the cooked noodles. Season with salt and pepper.
    Simple and Fresh Homemade Nut Free Pesto


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Author: Ashley Zezza
Cost: 25
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: homemade pesto, Homemade sauce, nut free pesto, Pasta, pasta dinner, pesto
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