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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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Low Sodium Condiments & Sauces for a Healthier Meal

This low sodium pesto recipe is a fantastic sauce to make without the salt. We’re all about making recipes low sodium when we can. Low sodium cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around fresh ingredients and bright flavorful herbs you can make healthier meals for you and your family. Check out all my low sodium condiment & sauce recipes here that are on LowSoRecipes. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic options for everyone at your table.

What’s In This Salt Free Pesto Sauce Recipe?

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

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Grow Fresh Basil on Your Counter All Year Long

We got this great 6-Pod Aerogarden which is fantastic for growing herbs in the winter.  We actually got it when we lived in a smaller apartment, but even now that we own an acreage we still use it year-round!  I love growing herbs on my countertop like fresh basil, dill, mint, sage, thyme, parsley, and lemon balm. It uses LED lights and water, so no messy soil needed – you can have fresh herbs at your fingertips any time. I love picking a few springs of parsley to chop on pastas, adding basil leaves to soups, and tossing some dill in with my pasta salads. This Aerogarden is a great gift for anyone who would like fresh herbs… no big kitchen or green thumb required!

More Low Sodium / Salt Free Sauce Recipes You’ll Love!

Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (No Salt Added)

Salt Free Mustard Recipe (No Salt Added)

Low Sodium Salsa Verde Recipe (No Salt Added)

Low Sodium Mayonnaise Recipe (No Salt Added)

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Get the Same Ingredients I Use For My Pesto Without Salt

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Low Sodium Pesto Sauce

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.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 190 kcal

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 bunches fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts toasted
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes to taste
  • 1/4 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.

Notes

Save Money on Organic Groceries!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

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