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Easy Basil Pesto with Almonds

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Save some money using garden-grown basil and almonds in place of pricey pine nuts. This recipe is easy, fast, and very tasty. Summer on a plate! Serve over warm pasta with a side salad and a nice loaf of bread. I also spread this on toast. If you have left over, put in a small jar and drizzle some olive oil over the top. Keep refrigerated."
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5 m servings 226
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine basil, Parmesan cheese, almonds, olive oil, and garlic in a food processor. Pulse until blended. Pour in more olive oil, with the processor running, until pesto is thick and smooth.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can use roasted garlic in place of raw.
  • Toast the almonds at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for about 10 minutes before following the recipe if you'd like roasted almond pesto.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 226 calories; 21.5 3 6.4 9 154 Full nutrition

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