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Paleo Gluten Free Pumpkin Seed Basil Pesto

Paleo Gluten Free Pumpkin Seed Basil Pesto

I just love pesto and have multiple recipes for it! Check out my basic Paleo Dairy-Free Pesto too!

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Paleo Gluten Free Pumpkin Seed Basil Pesto

  • Author: Tina Turbin


Pesto comes from a little region in Italy known as Liguria,which borders France. Legend has it that the word “pesto” comes from the way it was originally prepared, by mortar and pestle (mortaio e pestello). Why not have a charming traditional Italian experience and make this recipe with a pestle and mortar? Sounds like fun to me!


  • 6 c fresh basil
  • c pumpkin seed (soaked 4 hrs)
  • 1 tbsp lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper


  1. Blend all ingredients together for 30 to 40 seconds.
  2. Enjoy!

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Turbin

If you have any questions or suggestions just email me at Tina (at)

About Tina Turbin

I'm a cookbook-collecting, recipe-developing paleo junkie, and I live in the kitchen. I'm hooked on farmers' markets, traveling, eating healthy, and hiking until my legs scream at me. There's nothing better than hanging out with family and good friends. I have fun and sleeping is just plain boring. Read more About Tina Turbin.