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Basil Pesto

This recipe is Whole30, Paleo, Gluten, and Dairy Free.

Basil Pesto is one of the easiest ways to use up the abundance of basil growing in your garden. This pesto is elevated by toasting the pine nuts to a beautiful golden brown. A few other ingredients like garlic and fresh lemon and you are on your way to making a delicious pesto that is ready in 10 minutes! I love tossing this pesto with pasta and serving grilled chicken over it. It's also delicious over tomato slices with fresh mozzarella. The possibilities are endless for this delicious and bright sauce!


2 cups fresh basil, tightly packed
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup raw pine nuts
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 cup lemon juice, fresh
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
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Toast the pine nuts in a dry skillet for a couple of minutes till browning, tossing frequently and watching closely so as not to burn them

Add all ingredients to high speed blender and blend to desired consistency

I like it creamier but its just as delicious when left a little coarser

Enjoy this recipe by Penny's Primal!

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