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