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Easy Basil Pesto Recipe (Gluten Free, Low Carb)

Basil Cashew Pesto is ready in under 10 minutes and is great as an appetizer or on pasta, pizza and so much more.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Stephanie


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves packed tightly
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Place basil leaves and cashews in food processor and pulse till combined.
  • Add chopped garlic and pulse again till incorporated.
  • Slowly add in olive oil and continue to pulse
  • Add parmesan cheese and pulse again till everything is smooth and incorporated.
  • Season with salt & pepper.
  • Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 5 days.


*Nutrition Disclaimer


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.6g | Protein: 4.1g | Fat: 22.2g | Saturated Fat: 4.3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.4g | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg