• Beth

Dill-icious Nut & Dairy Free Pesto

Updated: May 19, 2020

Add a bright pop of flavour to your favourite veggie side dishes or salads with this twist on traditional pesto.


  • 3 tbsp sunflower seeds, toasted

  • 2 cups fresh dill

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • ½ tsp lemon zest

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ tsp sea salt


Combine sunflower seeds and garlic in a food processor and pulse to chop garlic. Add remaining ingredients and process until you have grainy consistency.

Serving Suggestions

  • Try adding a tablespoon or two to your favourite hummus recipe.

  • Smother over grilled or baked fish or tofu for a bright pop of flavour.

  • Combine 1 tbsp pesto with 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar for a flavour-filled twist on a traditional vinaigrette.

  • Or try tossing with warm roasted veggies or potatoes for an irresistible side dish.

Originally published for Choices Markets:


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