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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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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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

226 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 3g 1% DV; fat 21.5g 33% DV; cholesterol 8.8mg 3% DV; sodium 154mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2018
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2018
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2020
I loved it. I had almonds in the house. Read More