Homemade Almond Pesto

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Almond pesto with fresh basil is the perfect, quick sauce for weeknight dinners. Loads of basil, garlic, lemon and parmesan cheese. Use almonds instead of pine nuts for a cost effective alternative with great taste.

–Toasted Almonds – Fresh Basil – Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Garlic Cloves  – Kosher Salt – Black Pepper – Lemon Juice  – Parmesan Cheese

Ingredients

Toasted the almonds first to get the best flavors

Toast Almonds

Add to food processor or blender.

Toasted Almonds

Add basil, oil, garlic lemon, salt and pepper. Leave the cheese for the last step.

Other Ingredients

Run until smooth, scraping the bottom and sides as needed.

Puree

Add cheese and pulse until incorporated.

Cheese

Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. Serve on grilled chicken or fish, use as a pizza sauce, or toss with some cooked pasta.

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