Sunday, June 1, 2014

Basil Pesto

Ah summer, the time of delicious herbs and lighter fare. And what is one of the best ways to celebrate all of the delicious herbaciousness? Pesto, my friends. Pesto. While there are many different types of pesto to make, this is one of my favorites. Pure basil. This recipe in particular is vegan, and much healthier for you than some of the canned pesto that you will fid (which in my opinion is usually far too oily).

I did get a tip from a good friend (thanks Ari!) that toasted almonds helps step pesto up a notch. And I completely agree, the toasted almonds helps this. You can serve this pesto on pasta, sandwiches, or just eat it straight. Whatever pleases you most. Enjoy!

Ingredients (makes about 2.5 C of pesto)
4 C fresh basil, stems removed
5 garlic cloves minced
1/2 C lemon juice
1/4 C white balsamic vinegar
1 C olive oil
1 T salt
1/2 T cracked black pepper
1/2 C toasted sliced almonds

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor. 

Blend well.

And yum.

Look at this beauty!!

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