Oil Free Lemon Basil Pesto
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: ¾ cup
Oil Free Lemon Basil Pesto-made without dairy or oil; great for heart health
  • 3 cups packed basil
  • ½ cup lightly toasted line nuts
  • 4 cloves of garlic (or 1 heaping tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼-1/2 tsp salt/pepper to taste
  • water to thin (about 4 tbsp)
  1. Place pine nuts into a pan on medium heat. Lightly toast them, watching carefully that they don't burn (this happens quickly). No added oil is needed in the pan, since pine nuts have a high amount of natural oil
  2. Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend
  3. Use right away or freeze in ice cube trays. To do this, place tablespoons into a tray. Freeze, and then remove from trays. Store in a freezer bag for later use.
  4. Pesto is great on raw or slightly sautéed zucchini noodles, on pizza, traditional pastas, in stuffed peppers, or anything your heart imagines!
Recipe by Garden Fresh Foodie at http://www.gardenfreshfoodie.com/sauces/oil-free-lemon-basil-pesto/