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Almond Pesto

10 mins

4 Servings

What you are creating

Almonds give our pesto an extra flavor dimension. If you love garlic, Asiago and Parmesan cheese this recipe is for you! We are a super fan of garlic so we loaded in the garlic and went easy on the oil. Love garlic? Add more! Love cheese? Load in more!

Directions:

  1. Place garlic in bowl of food processor with the basil leaves.

  2. Process until blended.

  3. Add lemon juice and a bit more olive oil. Process to incorporate.

  4. Add toasted almonds and process until blended.

  5. Add cheese and a bit more olive oil.

  6. Process until blended.

  7. Taste test!

  8. Add more garlic, cheese blend and almonds to taste.


Variations:

You can substitute roasted pine nuts for the almonds.

Ingredients
  • 4 fresh garlic cloves, minced (or 2 tablespoons jar minced)

  • 3 large bunches of basil leaves

  • Lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds·

  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan and Asiago cheese blend

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A note about ingredients used in our recipes:

When creating our recipes we use the following unless otherwise noted in the recipe:

  • Eggs = Large Eggs

  • All Purpose Flour = Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour or Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour Organic

  • Bread Flour = Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour or Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour Organic

  • Whole Wheat Flour = 100% Whole Grain King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour

  • Pastry Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White Fine Pastry Flour 

  • Almond Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour 

  • Tapioca Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour (Tapioca Starch)

  • Sour Cream = Full Fat Sour Cream

  • Yogurt = Full Fat Yogurt

  • Milk = As indicated or if Milk is just listed you may use 1%, 2% or Whole Milk

  • Butter = Unsalted Sweet Cream butter unless otherwise noted

  • Oil = Either Olive oil or Vegetable oil unless otherwise noted

Tags:

Cooking, Italian, Savory, Sauce, Pesto

Categories:

Vegetable, Pasta

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