Whole30 Pesto Recipe
Where Can I Find Whole30 Compliant Pesto Brands?
Whole30 compliant pesto is usually pretty tough to find since parmesan cheese is a common ingredient. The goods news is that it’s super easy to make your own – and we’ve got the recipe and resources to help you out!
Whole30 Spinach Pesto Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
- ½ cup walnuts or pine nuts
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 cups fresh basil leaves
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1.5 cups extra-virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Instructions: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Once pan is hot, add walnuts (in a single layer) and shake frequently (to prevent burning). Do this until they are lightly browned – about 2 minutes.
Next, combine walnuts and garlic in a food processor and pulse to combine them. Add basil, pulse until roughly chopped. Add lemon juice. While mixing on low speed, slowly add the olive oil in a gently stream (just like you do with Whole30 homemade mayo) until all ingredients are blended.
Add salt and pepper, pulse a few times.
You’re all set!
The pesto can be kept fresh in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. Alternatively, you can freeze the pesto in ice cube trays!
More Options: Add a cup of spinach leaves to try something different and pack more nutrients in (it tastes great). Also try adding mint, red pepper flakes, and/or tomato if you’re feeling adventurous and want new flavors!
How to Use Your Whole30 Pesto
You can make use of your Whole30 pesto in an endless number of ways! Some ideas are:
- Add to zucchini noodles
- Add to chicken salad
- Mix with ground beef dishes instead of tomato sauce
- Put on grilled chicken dishes or fish
What are your clever thoughts on using pesto in your Whole30 program? Share your ideas in the comments!