Today I am supposed to sell myself in 10 words. Hmmm. This is a tricky one...
But here goes nothing.
Creative, at times.
And since I am a sharer, I am sharing my favorite way to make pesto. I don't put any cheese in it, keeping it plant based. Almonds are cheaper than pine nuts and add a bit of flavor that is just right. It is incredibly garlicky, so if you are sensitive to that you can cut back on the garlic. We use it on top of pasta, in sandwiches, over chicken... there are SO MANY uses for pesto. And as always, pesto is naturally gluten free, so even those with sensitivities to gluten can enjoy this over fish or chicken. Enjoy!
BASIL ALMOND GARLIC PESTO
YIELDS 1 CUP • PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES • TOTAL TIME: 5 MINUTES
- 1 cup washed basil leaved, packed
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1/3 cup almond slices
- 1/3 - ½ cup olive oil
- sea salt, to taste
1. Place all ingredients in food processor or blender. Run for about 30 seconds. Add more olive oil to get to desired consistency.
2. Use on top of cooked pasta, in sandwiches, on top of chicken – wherever you want!