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Need great recipe for Pesto without cheese

Anyone have recipe for a basil pesto with no cheese. My son can't have cheese

asked by Lara 4 months ago
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HalfPint

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added 4 months ago

Patricia Wells has this wonderful Light Basil Sauce recipe in her Provence cookbook, http://www.foodandwine...

It's a basil pesto without cheese. It freezes and thaws very well. So I make a big batch that I freeze in 1/2 cup portions.

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PHIL

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added 4 months ago

You don't have to put cheese in. The french version (pistou) is without pine nuts and cheese. Halfpint's recipe is pretty much the same thing. It will be just as good without the cheese albeit different.

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added 4 months ago

Use a standard pesto recipe, but sub in a little bit of nutritional yeast in lieu of the cheese. That should add a little bit of cheesiness without the cheese!

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added 4 months ago

That is what I did. Worked just fine

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Nancy

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added 4 months ago

If he misses the complexity of cheese, you could make one of these variations:
*with carrot tops (or greens)
*hazelnut oregano (good on squash ravioli)
*mint cumin (good on Moroccan dishes)
*walnut za'atar (good on bread or fish)
*Sicilian - with almond raisin caper anchovy pepperoncini (good on spiral pasta)

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Niknud

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added 4 months ago

Have you thought about nutritional yeast? I use it when I'm out of parmesan or I'm being lazy. It's included in a lot of vegan pesto recipes - there's something about it that is very reminiscent of that salty, nutty bite of parmesan. Good luck!

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Niknud

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added 4 months ago

....and somebody already mentioned that. Must read earlier answers.... Well, I second the suggestion! :)