Paleo Pesto

for a pesto while avoiding dairy? This paleo pesto is a great one! The genius of this dish is that it’s very easy to modify. Try cilantro instead of basil, or cashews instead of pecans. Be wary – there is garlic in this one, so keep some mints or mouthwash around for afterward! And while you’re at it, go check out Barefoot Coconut – the creator of this delicious pesto! Scroll down for the ingredients and directions!

Dairy Free Pesto

Prep Time: 5 minutes


Servings: 1 cup

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • 2 cups basil
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled


  1. Process the basil, pecans and garlic in a food processor.
  2. Add olive oil, then the salt. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Dairy Free Pesto

Rebecca Hughes

Recipe By: Rebecca Hughes

Rebecca is a fruit obsessed, yoga and pull up fanatic who spends a lot of the time outdoors with her GSP dogs. As a certified personal trainer she has learned a lot along the way, especially on nutrition.

She runs Barefoot Coconut, an online resource to help you feel good in all manners of health, nutrition and fitness. Rebecca aims to educate, inspire and share her passions with a fruitful active way of life!