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The Best Paleo Pesto - Fresh, Easy, Dairy Free!

Paleo Pesto!  Garlic Free Pesto (Low Fodmap).  Summer is all about enjoying fresh herbs that are available. In this recipe, use fresh basil and with the combinations of flavors, I bet you don't miss the garlic. Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free.

Course Condiment, dressing/sauce, Pesto, Spread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 216 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 4 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 3/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (Juice of one large lemon)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper (salt and pepper to taste)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend for several minutes until your basil pesto becomes creamy.
  2. Store in refrigerator for up to a week. Or consider freezing by filling ice cube trays.
  3. Great as a sauce for meat, zoodles, salad, spaghetti squash, potatoes and more.
  4. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
The Best Paleo Pesto - Fresh, Easy, Dairy Free!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1015IU20%
Vitamin C 7.2mg9%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.