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Basil Almond pesto

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.

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