Dairy Free & Nut Free Pesto (Allergy Friendly Recipe)
One of my favorite herbs is basil. It is the most grown in our herb garden and when we’ve got lots one of my favorite things to make is Pesto. Not only regular pesto that contains nuts and dairy, but also an allergy friendly recipe. Such as this Dairy Free & Nut Free Pesto recipe.
What is Pesto?
Italian in origin, pesto is a sauce consisting of basil, garlic, hard cheese, pine nuts, and salt blended together with olive oil.
This traditional version of pesto (minus the cheese), was actually one of my earlier recipes on the website. And the flavors are super delish. You can find that recipe here.
Dairy Free & Nut Free Pesto
Don’t get me wrong, I love the traditional flavors of pesto. The combination of basil, olive oil, garlic, cheese and nuts, creates a sauce that adds so much flavor to our dishes. Like my Pesto Stuffed Chicken.
But wth the increase of allergies among children and adults, creating an allergy friendly recipe became a great addition to the blog.
With a little research, I was able to create the allergy friendly recipe that is not only delicious but healthy and allergy safe.
How to make Dairy Free & Nut Free Pesto
For this recipe, you need the traditional ingredients such as basil, olive and garlic. But what makes this version allergy friendly is the swapping of nuts for sunflower seeds.
Sunflower seeds make a great swap for nuts in this recipe. With the addition of lemon juice, this recipe has all the flavors of traditional pesto without the allergies.
Storing and Freezing Dairy Free & Nut Free Pesto
One of the great things with pesto is that it stores well. It won’t last too long in the fridge especially if you are using it regularly. But it freezes well.
To freeze, you can use ice trays, freeze pesto, then pop out and store in a ziplock bag. Or you can freeze in individual containers and take one out as needed.
If you’re looking for a great, healthy way to use up you extra basil, this is it! Gather your ingredients and let’s start blending.
April 24, 2021 at 1:38 pm
Pesto is one of my favorite go-tos I’ll be trying this