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Low FODMAP Basil Pesto

Low FODMAP Basil Pesto

No need to deprive yourself of classic basil and pine nut pesto while on the low FODMAP diet. We show you how to enjoy is safely, even during Elimination.

Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes about 1 2/3 cups (405 ml); 4 servings; servings size is a very generous 1/3 cup (75 ml)

Course: Basic, Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
Calories: 422 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson



  1. Combine fresh basil, 2/3 cup (165 ml) of garlic oil, pine nuts and salt in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse on and off a few times, then process until a paste forms, scraping down the bowl once or twice. Add cheese and process until combined and somewhat smooth. It will remain a bit textured, which is fine.

  2. Scrape into an airtight container and cover top with a thin layer of extra oil to prevent discoloration. Refrigerate for up to 1 week is using prepared oil; 3 days for fresh homemade oil. You can also divide into small freezer safe containers and freeze for up to 1 month no matter which oil you used. Defrost in refrigerator overnight.



  • Monash University has approved of this with a double strength oil. Simply follow the instructions for our Garlic-Infused Oil, using olive oil and double the amount of garlic cloves. Do not infuse the garlic for longer than two hours and make sure to follow the straining instructions carefully, using both cheesecloth and a wire meshed strainer, to remove all of the garlic pieces.
Nutrition Facts
Low FODMAP Basil Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 669mg28%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.