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Paleo Pesto

  • Author: Holley -


Classic pesto flavour with a paleo twist, you don’t even miss the cheese!


  • Pesto
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2/3 cups avocado oil (divided)
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • optional
  • 1/4 cup asiago cheese


  1. Toast pine nuts (I bought mine raw, and used the skillet method)
  2. Wash basil and pat dry, lightly press into a measuring cup.
  3. Add to a food processor or blender.
  4. Add; Garlic, 1/3 cup avocado oil, nutritional yeast, toasted pine nuts, and salt.
  5. Puree until it forma a loose paste.
  6. I put Mine into freezer safe containers in 1/4 cup portions, leaving enough space to top with the remaining 1/3 cup avocado oil.
  7. optional
  8. Stir in the cheese at the end if you are NOT freezing the pesto.


inspired from The Food Network pesto recipe

  • Category: Condiment/ Sauce
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