Nut Free 7 Minute Pesto

By nutfree  ,

July 1, 2016

Super fast 7 minute nut free pesto! Delicious on zoodles, in a casserole, or with fresh mozzarella!

  • Prep: 7 mins
  • Yields: 6 servings


2 cups fresh basil leaves (packed)

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

2/3 of a cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salt & Freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


Place basil leaves, garlic, sunflower seeds and combine in a food processor. If you don't have a food processor, add a majority of the olive oil in with the other ingredients and blend (I used my Nutribullet)

Pulse for 30 seconds x 3 times

Add the additional olive oil and pulse for 15-20 seconds

Add salt and freshly ground pepper, as well as parmesan and mix in evenly with a large rubber spoon


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1/6th of total
Total Fat28.9g
Total Carbohydrates2.1g
Dietary Fiber.7g