Pesto without Pine Nuts

about the recipe

Discover the secret to making creamy pecan pesto without pine nuts that is just as delicious as the traditional version. This recipe combines fresh basil, toasted pecans, garlic, and grated Parmesan cheese for an incredibly flavorful pesto sauce. It's smooth and vibrant, perfect for pasta, pizza,  or sandwiches! Best of all, all you need is 10 minutes and a food processor to whip up this tasty sauce. Follow along with this simple step-by-step guide.


– 2 cups fresh basil – 2 cloves garlic minced – ½ cup extra virgin olive oil – ½ cup pecans toasted and cooled – 2 ounces Parmesan cheese shredded – 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice – Salt and Pepper to taste

– Place basil, garlic, olive oil, pecans, Parmesan cheese, and lemon juice in a food processor or blender.

– Combine.

– Season to taste with salt and pepper.

– Process until smooth.

– Add water until the desired consistency is reached.