Perfect Pesto Sauce Free PD Recipe


Pesto Pasta has always been a quick and easy summertime favorite of mine. Spring hits and I’m in search of beautiful basil plants to grow on my deck. Over the years my pesto has evolved from a disease promoting classic Parmesan, oil and nut rich sauce to this endothelial promoting flavorful version. My health and waistline followed in the footsteps of my evolving pesto. One year I removed the cheese, the next the oil, and then I officially tossed the nuts. This recipe celebrates the evolution of Protective Diet though my own personal journey to optimal health.

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Comments (11)

  1. posted by marina240 on July 10, 2015

    This pesto turned out great. I did add a squeeze of lime juice. Mine looked like pea soup over the top of the pasta. Not as pretty as your Julie, but it was good.

  2. posted by Karla on July 6, 2015

    I’ve been practicing a Protective Diet for over a year and a half and just made this for the first time tonight. So simple and so delicious; it instantly became one of my favorite PD recipes!!

  3. posted by Marie on June 16, 2015

    A new favorite! I missed pesto when I cut the oil out of my diet. Now I can enjoy it again. Thanks!

  4. posted by Jessica1369 on July 29, 2014

    I can’t get over how easy and amazing this pesto tastes. I have made it a few times and find myself craving it a LOT. Very satisfying.

  5. posted by Brittany on July 19, 2014

    Amazingly delicious! I can’t believe it took me so long to make this. HIghly recommend.

  6. posted by veganinblack on June 3, 2014

    this is delicious, cant believe it took me over a year of PD to make it. pesto will be a summer staple over pasta or raw spiraled veggies.

  7. posted by madelon voortman on May 10, 2014

    What a great recipe! It’s my first PD-recipe. It was easy to make and it tasted lovely

  8. posted by Denise on August 17, 2013

    I had fresh basil and parsley to use, so this was the perfect recipe. I can’t get over how good it was! So much better than traditional pesto!

  9. posted by huclkengirl on July 9, 2013

    Had this over the weekend! It was yummy and my daughter liked it to!

  10. posted by carol poole on July 8, 2013

    This was great. I did add some roasted pine nuts.

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