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Dairy and Nut Free Pesto

Many foods can trigger symptoms, whether you have skin issues, GI disturbances, or any wide variety of health conditions. Dairy and nuts are major triggers for many people.


When we can't tolerate certain foods, we miss out on flavorful sauces in particular because they are often full of stuff we can't eat.


Enter my diary and nut free pesto recipe! 

 

Makes about ⅓ cup

 

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup olive or avocado oil (avocado oil has a more neutral taste than olive oil, but you can use olive oil if you prefer)

  • 1 bunch fresh basil

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • Pinch of salt

 

Instructions:

  1. Add garlic and basil to a blender or food processor and grind/chop until well blended

  2. Drizzle in oil until it makes a paste, you may need to scrape the sides of the machine you are using periodically

  3. You can use more oil for a thinner consistency, or less oil for a thicker consistency

  4. Salt to taste

  5. I store mine in the fridge

 

*Note: The pesto becomes more flavorful left to sit (in the fridge) overnight.

 

Zucchini (Zoodle) Salad with Pesto

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Serves 1-2

 

Ingredients for the salad:

  • 1 large zucchini

  • 1 handful of cherry tomatoes

  • 2 green onions

  • 4 radishes

  • (can add more of the above or other favorite vegetables)

 

Ingredients for the pesto:

  • ⅓ cup olive oil

  • 1 bunch fresh basil

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • Salt

 

Instructions for salad:

  1. Use a vegetable spiralizer to make ‘noodles’ out of the zucchini. Drain moisture.

  2. Half tomatoes

  3. Dice green onion

  4. Slice radishes

 

Instructions for pesto:

  1. Add garlic and basil to a blender or food processor and grind/chop until well blended

  2. Drizzle in oil until it makes a paste, you may need to scrape the sides of the machine you are using periodically

  3. You can use more oil for a thinner consistency, or less oil for a thicker consistency

  4. Salt to taste

 

Add pesto to salad, toss and serve

Add your favorite protein to turn this salad into a meal!