Basil and Toasted Almond Pesto
Add this to pasta and serve with a salad. Makes a simple, but delicious meal.
You can also use it as spread on sandwiches or a dip for veggies.
Pine nuts are usually used to make pesto, but they have become very expensive. Slivered or blanched almonds are a lot less pricey and the taste is not a lot different, especially if you toast them. (You can also use walnuts or pecans, but they are stronger in flavor than pine nuts)