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‘Let’s Go Green’ Nut-Free Pesto

Yields12 Servings

 1 cup firmly packed basil leaves
 1 clove garlic
 ¼ cup reduced-fat parmesan cheese, finely grated
 2 tsp lemon juice
 2 tbsp pepitas (pumpkin seeds), lightly toasted
 1 tbsp sunflower seeds, lightly toasted
 2 tbsp olive oil
 2 tsp water (optional)

Place all pesto ingredients (except oil and water) into a food processor or blender.


Pulse for 30 seconds, scraping down the sides as needed.


With the motor running, slowly add the oil in a steady stream.


Check the taste and consistency and add extra lemon juice, pepper or water to modify taste or thickness.

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