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Oil-free herb pesto

Healthy and oil-free herb pesto!

What could be better than a deliciously aromatic herb pesto, bursting with goodness! Of course, what makes this recipe special is that there is not a drop of oil, cheese or anything else that is usually found in pesto. But the taste is just as unrivalled as ever with pesto. It’s such a universal recipe that you can make it from wonderful cauliflower, fresh basil leaves or anything else you fancy to go with pesto. The “basic recipe” for a healthy oil-free pesto is now in front of you!

Quantity: about 200 grams of pesto
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Severity: light
To prepare you need:

  • 50-60g Indian nuts
  • 100g fresh basil leaves or curl of carrots
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp filtered water
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • for the basil pesto you can also add 1 fresh garlic clove (optional).
  • a food processor or more powerful blender

How to prepare herb pesto?

Roast the nuts in a frying pan until lightly golden brown, then place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Press until the desired texture is achieved. Enjoy with a sourdough truffle or a gluten-free ciabatta! Store the pesto in an airtight container in the fridge. The pesto will keep well in the fridge for at least 4-5 days.

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