5 from 1 vote
Basil Pesto is bursting with the flavors of extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil leaves from my garden, Parmesan cheese for texture and saltiness, lemon juice and zest for a bright note and the unexpected nuttiness of toasted almonds. #pesto #summer #summerrecipe #easyrecipe #basil #almonds #farmersmarket #swirlsofflavor
Basil Pesto
Prep Time
5 mins
 

Basil Pesto is bursting with the flavors of extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil leaves from my garden, Parmesan cheese for texture and saltiness, lemon juice and zest for a bright note and the unexpected nuttiness of toasted almonds.

Course: Main Course
Servings: 6
Author: Gwynn Galvin
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, basil leaves, almonds, Parmesan, garlic, lemon zest and kosher salt in a blender or food processor. If using a blender, be sure to put the olive oil and lemon juice in first for easy blending. Puree or process until blended.

Serving Suggestions:
  1. Toss pesto with hot pasta, or serve over cooked chicken, fish or beef. Also delicious with vegetables, in a pasta salad or potato salad and as a dipping sauce.

Recipe Notes

Makes 3/4 cup.

*Recipe can be doubled to make 1 ½ cups pesto. Use some today and refrigerate or freeze the rest for another time!