Easy Nut-Free & Dairy-Free Basil Pesto

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This quick and easy vegan and keto-friendly pesto is a great option for those with nut and dairy allergies!

Simply subbing sunflower seeds for the traditional pine nuts is an easy swap that still gives you the nutty taste and texture. Swapping nutritional yeast for the Parmesan also makes this low carb pesto dairy free, and even gives it a healthy boost of vitamin B12.

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Nutritional values (per tbsp/ 15 g/ 0.5 oz)

Net carbs0.6 grams
Protein1.1 grams
Fat7.4 grams
Calories73 kcal

Calories from carbs 3%, protein 6%, fat 91%

Total carbs1.1 gramsFiber0.5 gramsSugars0.1 gramsSaturated fat1 gramsSodium49 mg(2% RDA)Magnesium7 mg(2% RDA)Potassium50 mg(2% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 1 cup)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Easy Nut-Free & Dairy-Free Basil Pesto
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. You can also freeze the pesto in an ice cube tray then transfer to a freezer bag for long term storage.
    Easy Nut-Free & Dairy-Free Basil Pesto

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per tbsp/ 15 g/ 0.5 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Basil, fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Sunflower seeds
0.1 g0.2 g0.6 g6 kcal
Yeast (nutritional yeast), leavening agent
0.3 g0.8 g0.1 g6 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Total per tbsp/ 15 g/ 0.5 oz
0.6 g1.1 g7.4 g73 kcal
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