Basil Arugula Almond Pesto (low histamine)

Pair this dairy and gluten-free pesto with your favorite pasta for a quick dinner. My favorite is Jovial Foods or Eat Banza.




🌱 1-2 c arugula


🌿 ¾ oz fresh basil (add more if you’d like – this is what I had at hand)


🌰 ½ c roasted almonds (if they’re salted, wait to add the salt until after you’ve added and processed all of the other ingredients). I usually roast them myself.


🌱 Pink peppercorns, to taste


🧂 ½ tsp salt, to taste


🫒 ⅔-½ c olive oil


🧄 3 garlic cloves




Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process until all ingredients are broken down, and add a drizzle of olive oil if it’s too dry before scooping it out.

PRO-TIP: I love to add 1-2 tsp of pesto to egg scrambles.

**To keep it low-histamine, I subbed the apple cider vinegar the crust calls for, with fresh pomegranate juice/can also sub with half tsp lime juice.**


**GF/DF/LOW-HISTAMINE (I followed mastcell360 low histamine foods list very strictly initially, then added some foods from the SIGHI list as I began to tolerate more foods, all under the care of a dietitian. A low histamine diet is restrictive and not meant to be followed long-term, as nutrient deficiencies may develop.)**





Hi, I'm Gabriela

I am a recipe creator and food blogger, have been a registered nurse for two decades, and will soon be an integrative and functional dietitian nutritionist. 

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