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BASIL PESTO

CategoryDifficultyBeginner

Basil - the perfect base for a perfect pesto!

Yields10 Servings
Prep Time15 minsTotal Time15 mins
INGREDIENTS:
 2 cups of tightly packed basil leaves
 2 garlic cloves
 ¼ cup pine nuts
 ¼ cup cashews
  cup olive oil (or more if needed)
 1 tbsp lemon juice
 ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
 salt & pepper to taste
SUBSTITUTIONS:
 Substitute half the basil with fresh parsley or spinach
 Swap the cheese with nutitional yeast for a vegan option
METHOD:
1

Wash the basil leaves with water and pat dry with a paper towel to remove excess fluid.

2

Combine all ingredients in a food processor.

3

Blend until you reach a smooth consistency (about 30 seconds).

4

Transfer to a clean jar and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

5

This pesto is so versatile - spread it on sandwiches/burgers, add some flavour to your meat/fish, use it as a sauce for a pizza base, or add it to your pasta or zucchini noodles. Whichever way, enjoy!

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS:
 2 cups of tightly packed basil leaves
 2 garlic cloves
 ¼ cup pine nuts
 ¼ cup cashews
  cup olive oil (or more if needed)
 1 tbsp lemon juice
 ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
 salt & pepper to taste
SUBSTITUTIONS:
 Substitute half the basil with fresh parsley or spinach
 Swap the cheese with nutitional yeast for a vegan option

Directions

METHOD:
1

Wash the basil leaves with water and pat dry with a paper towel to remove excess fluid.

2

Combine all ingredients in a food processor.

3

Blend until you reach a smooth consistency (about 30 seconds).

4

Transfer to a clean jar and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

5

This pesto is so versatile - spread it on sandwiches/burgers, add some flavour to your meat/fish, use it as a sauce for a pizza base, or add it to your pasta or zucchini noodles. Whichever way, enjoy!

BASIL PESTO