Fresh Basil Pesto {THM-S}

I love pesto and I’m so glad it is plan approved!  We eat it as a ‘topping’ for our burgers (no bun of course!) with a slice of tomato and some mozarella cheese.  Delish!
Here’s how I make mine..

Start by putting about 1/3 cup of fresh basil leaves in your food processor with 15 almonds and one clove of garlic.  You can’t see it, but trust me, the garlic is in there.  It’s just hiding under the basil.


Pulse until the mixture is like very coarse crumbs.


Add 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.


With the machine running, drizzle in 1 tbsp olive oil


Then enough water to reach the desired consistency


Spoon into a bowl and you’re ready to roll!



Serve with Joseph’s Pita or Lavash chips or use as a ‘sauce’ on your favorite burger!

Fresh Basil Pesto {THM-S}

1/3 cup fresh basil leaves

15 almonds

1 small garlic clove

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1 tbsp olive oil



In food processor, combine basil, almonds and garlic clove.  Pulse until it resembled coarse crumbs.  Add parmesan cheese and pulse again.  With machine running, drizzle in olive oil and enough water to reach desired consistency.




2 thoughts on “Fresh Basil Pesto {THM-S}

  1. Chellie June 24, 2016 at 4:07 pm Reply

    I’ve always made mine with pine nuts. Would that still be THM approved?


  2. Lori September 29, 2017 at 2:03 pm Reply

    I had never heard of making pesto with almonds and had the same question regarding using pine nuts instead. I did find this link comparing the two


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