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Pesto with basil and homemade kefir

Are you a fan of pasta dishes always looking for interesting ideas for sauces? Try this pesto with basil which uses homemade kefir. Surely, if you make kefir at home you will soon have some extra that can be used with this this recipe.

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pesto with basil
We just love these bright colors of basil on our pasta plate. Basil is just so convenient to grow in a pot, so every kitchen can have it’s own splash of green!

Pesto with basil and kefir recipe


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • handful of roasted almonds
  • 4 tablespoons of homemade kefir
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • handful of fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan sea salt

In a food processor or blender first blend almonds for about 10 seconds, then add other ingredients and blend all for about 15 seconds to break down the ingredients.
Serve pesto with pasta or gnocchi.

This time I choose gluten free penne to go with this pesto. Enjoy!

pesto with kefir
Adding almonds gives this dish that extra crunch and nutty flavour that goes so well with pasta.

Make kefir with Kefirko kefir fermenter:

kefir fermenter

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