Easy Basil Pesto Whole30 Paleo Primal Gourmet

Easy Basil Pesto - Whole30, Paleo

This Easy Basil Pesto is Whole30 and Paleo friendly. It's as simple as adding everything to a wide-mouth mason jar and giving it a whirl with your immersion blender. 


  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts lightly toasted until golden brown
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil preferably cold-pressed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add raw pine nuts to a dry skillet and heat over low heat until golden brown (approx. 12-15min). Move regularly to avoid burning.

  2. Add pine nuts and remaining ingredients to a wide-mouth mason jar and pulse with immersion blender until smooth and creamy. Taste for seasoning and adjust salt and pepper as required. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.

  3. Go get a massage because you deserve it after all that hard work in the kitchen!
  4. Come back to enjoy your pesto with ALL THE THINGS.

Recipe Notes

Note: this works in a food processor and blender but that involves more clean up!