Lemon-Basil Pesto

You guys, this Lemon-Basil Pesto! We seriously cannot get enough it. We love it so much that we have declared this week PESTO WEEK over here on The Defined Dish! Pesto lovers, rejoice!

This Lemon-Basil Pesto is simple, easy, delicious, dairy-free, Whole30 and Paleo approved pesto is about to be the star of the show in tons of delicious recipes that we created, like this roasted red pepper and pesto omelet. We hope you guys enjoy!

Lemon-Basil Pesto
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 min
  1. 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  2. Juice from 1 lemon
  3. 3-4 garlic cloves
  4. 1 large handful of salted roasted cashews
  5. 2 cups packed basil
  6. Salt and black pepper, to taste
  7. small handful of pine nuts (adds a creamier taste)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  1. Add more pine nuts for creamier texture. Add more Lemon, if you desire!
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    Sandy Yaw
    June 4, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    What can you use instead of the pine nuts? Pine nuts are not a friend of mine haha

    • Reply
      June 4, 2017 at 11:44 pm

      You can just leave them out and only use the cashews in the recipe! The pinenuts are necessary, they just add a little creaminess to it.

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