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almond pesto

Recipe by
Cara Noyes
Newark, OH

I had loads of fresh basil to use up. Since I did not have pine nuts on hand, I made a simple substitution and Voila! This tastes wonderfully on pasta, but I also use it to make cheddar pesto scones. Yummy!

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
method Food Processor

Ingredients For almond pesto

  • 1 c
  • 2-3 c
    fresh basil
  • 3 clove
  • 1 c
    olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make almond pesto

  • 1
    Put almonds in food processor. Chop finely.
  • 2
    Add fresh basil, garlic, and olive oil to nuts. Mix well until basil is finely diced.
  • 3
    Mix in the cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy as a dip for breads, over pasta or as a flavoring for cheddar pesto scones.
  • 4
    You can vary the amount of olive oil, add more or less basil, and amount of cheese to your liking.