Nut Free Pesto
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Serves: 6
Easy kid-friendly pesto recipe that replaces nuts with sunflower seeds to avoid allergy concerns.
  • 3 cups basil leaves (about 5 sprigs)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Coarsely chop garlic
  2. Remove stems from basil
  3. Place all ingredients in a food processor, and process until very fine
  4. Add oil, salt, and pepper as needed
  5. Serve on bread, pasta, or grated zucchini and summer squash.
  6. Freeze extra in ice cube trays for pre-portioned servings to use later
Recipe by Honest Cooking at