Nut-free, Dairy-free Pesto Sauce

Most pesto has pine nuts and Parmesan, but ours is Top 8-free. So there’s no nuts or dairy to worry about. This versatile sauce requires only 4 ingredients. And it tastes every bit as good as the traditional pesto recipes. Photo: Getty

Makes: 6 servings
Free of: gluten and all top allergens


  • 1 bunch fresh arugula, washed
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, washed
  • ½ cup Vegan parmesan cheese alternative
  • 1 cup (250 mL) olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Toss pesto over cooked linguine or gluten-free rice noodles and enjoy.

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