This nut free, dairy free pesto sauce is full of flavor and can be made in just a few minutes! This recipe is so easy to make – perfect for pasta or pizza.
Guys, I love pesto. I have always loved pesto – we’re basically best friends.
We love to grow basil in the summer and make fresh pesto to put on pasta or eat with bread…it’s one of our most favorite easy meals.
My love affair with pesto slowed down briefly when we stopped eating dairy, and then it slowed down even more when we had to stop eating tree nuts. I wondered if pesto would ever be the same without two key components: pine nuts and parmesan cheese.
Then I got my act together and realized that there had to be a way to enjoy my favorite sauce without allergens, and I got to work.
This dairy free, nut free pesto is so delicious. Darryl likes it just as much as the regular version, and so do I! It’s full of flavor from lots of garlic (we do not skimp on the garlic over here), and it has a nice cheesiness from some nutritional yeast.
This dairy free pesto is so easy to make and also really flexible. If you don’t have basil, it works well with spinach. In fact, I make it with spinach all the time in the winter. You can even use half spinach and half basil if you want to. If you don’t want it to be so garlicky, go ahead and reduce the number of garlic cloves. If you feel like you want some seeds in there, throw in some pumpkin or sunflower seeds.
You really can’t mess this nut free dairy free pesto up, it’s super simple!
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Nut Free and Dairy Free Pesto.
- 3-5 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 cups fresh basil or spinach leaves or arugula
- 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- optional: pinch of red pepper flakes
- Place all ingredients in the food processor and process until combined.
- Taste and add more salt if needed.
- Serve with pasta or breadsticks or whatever you're in the mood for!
That’s all there is to it! I hope this recipe will become a staple at your house like it is at ours!
This nut free dairy free pesto recipe is:
- delicious served over noodles
- perfect over baked potatoes
- an easy recipe that you can enjoy year round
This recipe would also be delicious on sweet potato noodles.
Have you made allergy friendly pesto before?