Pum’s favourite recipes…Awesome Almond Basil Pesto

I absolutely love basil and whenever I have any left over from my favourite roasted red pepper soup I’ll turn it into a pesto for sure.

In my last ‘update’ post I mentioned my recent obsession with dressings and showed a glimpse of the almond pesto I’d had served with salmon and brown rice.  I’ve since been asked for the super simple recipe so here it is…

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Pum’s Awesome Almond Basil Pesto

Ingredients
  1. 1 handful whole almonds
  2. 2 handfuls fresh basil
  3. 3 cloves garlic
  4. 1 cup olive oil
  5. Salt and black pepper
What Pum did
  1. Added all ingredients to a food processor and whizzed until smooth (a good 5-10 minutes).

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As pictured I served this as a dressing over rice but this would be amazing as a sauce over wholewheat pasta, served with chicken or (using a smaller quantity of oil) spread over rice cakes as a snack.

It could also be made more decadent with a good grating of fresh parmesan cheese if feeling naughty…yum!

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I really believe in the health benefits of almonds (particularly for healthy looking skin) and this sauce gives a brilliant dose of the great nut.

I hope you give this one a try because, in my opinion, it’s so worth it for jazzing up a dish!

 

Pum x

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