Nut Free Pesto

"Nut Free Pesto Pasta 🌱 • I hated pesto as a kid, but I’ve completely changed my mind about it as an adult. Are there foods like that for you? It’s tricky to find nut free pesto, so I regularly make my own 😋 I always add a pinch of nutmeg to soften the bite, and my crew loves it! It’s exactly the kind of #cookonceeattwice meal that I love, and admittedly, beyond packing leftovers in a lunchbox, I eat this cold for breakfast sometimes. 😂 ❤️ More on stories @lalalunchbox ✨ Let me know if you make this! #pesto #pestopasta #basilpesto #lalalunchbox #whatsforlunch #kidslunchbox #kidslunchideas #kidslunchboxideas #lunchideasforwork #lunchideas #lunchboxideas #lunchboxforkids #lunchboxideasforkids #pastaideas #freshbasil #pestorecipe #nutfreepesto #whatifeedmykid #feedingkids #inseasonnow #summerproduce @thecookfeed #feedfeed"
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If your kids go to a nut free school, this Nut Free Pesto is for you! Loaded with flavor and perfect for leftovers, it's sure to be a school lunch favorite!
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  • 1 cup packed fresh basil
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons juice of lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon zest of lemon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Step 1

    Place the basil, garlic, 1/3 cup of olive oil and Parmesan into the food processor and process until the basil leaves have begun to break down.

  • Step 2

    Add the lemon juice, zest, nutmeg, salt (start with a 1/4 teaspoon) and pepper.

  • Step 3

    Process to desired consistency, and add oil as needed.