Basil & Toasted Almond Pesto

Here is an easy recipe for basil almond pesto that is great as a pizza sauce. I haven’t tried it with pasta yet, but I bet it would be delicious! I was inspired by this recipe on The Little Ferraro Kitchen blog, but used slivered almonds and less olive oil. I’ll post the yummy pizza we made it soon!

1/3 cup almond slivers toasted (even if they come toasted at the store, toast them again!)
1 garlic clove roughly chopped
2 cups basil
1/4 +1/8 (about 6 tablespoons) olive oil
1/4 cup dubliner cheese (parmesan is traditional, but we had Kerrygold Dubliner cheese and it worked just fine)

  1. Toast the almonds and let them cool.
  2. Put the almonds and garlic in a food processor and process until finely ground.
  3. Add basil, olive oil, cheese, salt and process until just blended.

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