Low Sodium Pesto Sauce Recipe (No Salt Added)

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This low sodium pesto sauce recipe is a 5-minute no cook sauce that’s great on pasta, garlic bread, or in risottos. This pesto is salt free, but has tons of flavor!

Fresh basil, garlic, and olive oil are the stars of this simple and herby sauce.  Make this easy pesto in a food processor, blender, or with a mortar and pestle.

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I love pesto on pretty much everything, and this easy no salt pesto sauce is quick to make in 5 minutes.  A big batch of this healthy, creamy sauce sure goes a long way.  I mix it in with pasta and add a scoop to my risotto or toast for a low sodium burst of flavor.

There’s nothing better than the smell of fresh basil pesto in the kitchen!  We grow basil all year round in our Aerogarden, so this is a fantastic recipe to make if you have extra basil to cook with!

This Low Sodium Pesto Sauce Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Herby
  • Fresh
  • Versatile
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Made With No Cooking!
  • Ready in 5 Minutes
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What’s In This Salt Free Pesto Sauce Recipe?

See the recipe card below for a full list of instructions and ingredient amounts!

  • Fresh Basil
  • Garlic
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pine Nuts are traditional in pesto, and SO good!  If you don’t have pine nuts on hand, you can substitute walnuts which are a great option.
  • Lemon Juice: Use fresh lemons if you have them.
  • Red Chili Pepper Flakes: for a little heat! if you don’t like spice, you can absolutely skip them in this recipe.
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Low Sodium Pesto Sauce

AuthorKelly Jensen
This low sodium pesto sauce recipe is a 5-minute no cook sauce that's great on pasta, garlic bread, or in risottos. This pesto is salt free, but has tons of flavor!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 190 kcal

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 bunches fresh basil
  • ½ cup pine nuts toasted
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes to taste
  • ¼ cup water optional

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth.
  • If pesto is too thick or gets stuck while blending, add the water 1/4 cup at a time until it loosens into a thinner consistency.
  • Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container (or freeze) until ready to use. Lasts 2 days in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 132mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 642IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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