Green Almond Pesto Recipe

Green Almond Pesto Recipe
Great with quinoa salad.

Makes: 1 cup




    1/2 cup almonds soaked and peeled (or cashews or walnuts)
    2 cups packed basil leaves (or 1 cup cilantro and 1 cup parsley)
    3/4 cup olive oil*
    2 tablespoons water
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    1-2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)


Soak 1/2 cup almonds overnight, peeling the next morning.

Place 1/2 cup soaked, peeled almonds in blender and grind until almonds are finely ground.

Add 2/3 cup olive oil and 2 tablespoons water, 2 cups packed basil leaves, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1-2 cloves minced garlic (if desired). Blend until smooth.

* For thinner consistency, add more oil as desired.

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