Easy Vegan Pesto (Low FODMAP Diet-Friendly!)

November 27, 2017
Ah, pesto. Whether you like to use it as a dip, spread it on a sandwich, or drown your pasta in it, pesto is a fantastically delicious and versatile food. Typically pesto isn't vegan. (The traditional recipe calls for parmesan cheese.) Rarer still to be found is a low FODMAP pesto. This vegan pesto, however, gives you all the flavors of a traditional pesto, has hidden vegetables, and won't give you a sore stomach after eating. Dare I say win, win, win? Interested in the low FODMAP diet? Check out how following a low FODMAP diet helped me overcome stomach pain and bloating.
Vegan Pesto

Easy Vegan Pesto (Low FODMAP Diet-Friendly!)

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  • 2 Zucchini
  • 2 cups Fresh Basil
  • 1 Small lemon
  • 1/2 cup Peas
  • 1 tablespoon Avocado Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Garlic Infused Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Slivered Almonds
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt (or more to taste)
  • Pepper to taste
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1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Cut zucchini in half and then in half again.
3. Place on a parchment-lined baking tray and bake for 15/20 minutes (no oil required!.)
4. Add the baked zucchini, basil (make sure there are no stems), peas, juice from 1 small lemon, avocado oil, garlic infused olive oil, 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, water, salt, and pepper, to a blender.
5. Blend until all ingredients are combined. After transferring the pesto to a bowl, top with 1 tablespoon of slivered almonds.

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Bella is a writer and actor based in LA. She was raised vegetarian and, after two failed attempts at being vegan, the conversion finally stuck in 2015 when she realized not all chocolate contained dairy. After this discovery, Bella fell deep down the endless rabbit hole of vegan cooking, she may or may not have been seen since. Follow Bella on Instagram @thegreatbgadsby.


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