Classic Pesto

gluten free and vegan recipe for pesto

You don’t really need a special vegan or gluten-free recipe for pesto since it is naturally both. I don’t care, I’m including it anyway. ┬áIt’s a simple and fresh-tasting sauce that can be used as a spread or dip. I’m getting to love this around our house, with home-grown basil right from the garden.

  • 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tbs toasted pine nuts
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 3/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp olive oil

Put everything except for the oil in a food processor. Pulse while slowly adding the oil until everything is combined and smooth (or leave it a little chunky if you prefer). Store in the fridge and use with crackers, bread or on pasta.

Makes about half a cup of pesto.

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