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Guilt Free Fresh Pesto

By honestcooksroom (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Makes Batch
Healthy fresh pesto using dried prunes instead of black olives


  • 1 zucchini/courgette
  • 1 large handful of basil leaves (about 20g)
  • 1 large handful of parsley (about 20g)
  • 6 dried prunes, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 50 grams raw almonds
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • squeezed lemon to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • STEP 1
    Pealed and chop zucchini in a small chunk
  • STEP 2
    Combine the chopped zucchini, fresh herbs, dried prunes, almonds, lemon zest and garlic in a food processor and process the mixture until it turns into a coarse meal.
  • STEP 3
    Add soy sauce and process it until the right consistency for you.
  • STEP 4
    Season with squeezed lemon and black pepper to taste
  • STEP 5
    Cover and store in an airtight container in the fridge for at least an hour to saturate the flavors.
  • STEP 6
    Refrigerated in an airtight container for storage.
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