A mason jar filled with nut free pesto with a spoon and lid.
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5 from 1 vote

Nut Free Pesto

This nut free pesto also happens to be vegan. It's perfect on pasta or pizza.
Prep Time12 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: nut free
Servings: 8
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Jennifer - A Sweet Alternative


  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Add fresh basil, olive oil, pumpkin seeds, nutritional yeast, garlic, salt and pepper to a food processor or blender.
  • Process/blend until smooth.
  • Makes slightly less than 1 cup of nut free pesto.


Calories: 174kcal | Fat: 16.9g