Thai Basil Pecan Pesto

The Thai basil gives this pecan based pesto a warm licorice taste. Thai basil has an identifiable licorice flavor not present in sweet basil and holds its flavor much better when cooked in higher temperatures. It exhibits small narrow leaves with purple stems and makes a great addition to green smoothies!

Eating Style: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Keto, Paleo, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Sugar-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Prep Time:

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw pecans, walnuts, or a mixture of both
  • 2 cups Thai basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan rock salt or Herbamare
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place nuts in the bowl of your food processor and pulse until broken down, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add basil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Pulse to mix, until basil leaves have been incorporated with the nuts.
  3. Add olive oil and process until combined and until pesto has reached desired consistency.

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Nutrition Information Per Serving

  • Calories: 109
  • Calories from Fat: 105
  • Total Fat: 11.7
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4 g
  • Sodium: 59 mg
  • Carbs: 1.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Net Carbs: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g