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Gluten Free and Dairy Free Basil Pesto

Ever since I can remember, pesto has been one of my favorite sauces. A simple teaspoon of pesto spices up any dish! Since we are dairy-free, we haven't had pesto in forever! So, we sat down the other day and created a quick and easy gluten and dairy-free basil pesto recipe that is delicious!



- 2 cups of fresh basil without stems

- 4 tablespoons of walnuts

- 3 garlic cloves peeled

- 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

- 3 tablespoons of olive oil

- pinch of ground pepper

- 3 tablespoons of Follow your Heart Dairy Free Cheese Parmesan Style or nutritional yeast

A food processor or blender is also needed.


1. Add the basil, walnuts, fresh lemon juice, garlic cloves, olive oil, pepper, and cheese alternative to the food processor and blend until a paste forms.

2. If you desire a more consistent and smooth paste, add more olive oil until desired consistency.

3. Transfer the pesto into small dipping bowl for storage!


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