A Classic basil pesto recipe with almonds and staple cupboard ingredients. So versatile to use on pastas, sandwiches and a house favourite
Sharing a recipe today that has practically become a staple in my house - basil almond pesto! It is SO easy to make and so versatile to have in your pantry. Probably the best way to use up a bunch of fresh basil leaves. Toss up a quick pasta, spread it on toast, add into your weekend grilled cheese or toss into breakfast potatoes, there is so much you can do with it.
1 1/2 cups of fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
3-4 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup almonds (or walnuts or pine nuts)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (processed cheese works too)
1/2 tsp of salt
Add all the ingredients in a food processor and blend into a smooth paste, add more olive oil if needed. Store in jars and top with olive oil to prevent pesto from oxidizing and refrigerate.
Refrigerates well for upto a week.