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A jar with pesto on a cutting board

Low FODMAP pesto recipe

  • Author: Karlijn
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Servings: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A basic recipe for low FODMAP pesto! Simple and quick to make. With only 5 ingredients. Gluten-free and low lactose.


  • 30 g (4.5 tbsp) pine nuts
  • 40 g (1/2 cup) parmesan cheese
  • 3 handfuls of basil (approx. 2/3 basil plant)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil (optional to use garlic-infused olive oil)
  • Pepper and salt
  • A splash of lemon juice


  1. Toast the pine nuts for a few minutes in a pan without fat. Shake well to stop the pine nuts from burning.
  2. Place the pine nuts together with the parmesan and basil in a plastic cup.
  3. Blend with an immersion blender or with a mortar and pestle.
  4. Add 3 tbsp olive oil, pepper, salt and a dash of lemon juice and mix until you have a pesto.
  5. If the pesto is still too thick, add a little extra olive oil.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Sauces and spreads
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1 portie (1/6 of the recipe)
  • Calories: 141
  • Fat: 14
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Fiber: 0.5
  • Protein: 4

Keywords: low FODMAP pesto, gluten-free pesto, pesto basic recipe