Nutty Pesto


I love this pesto because it’s versatile.  It can be stirred into boiled pasta or used as a sandwich spread.  The creaminess from the nuts and the tanginess from the lemon makes this pesto one of my favourites.


½ cup chopped almonds

½ cup chopped cashew nuts

2 cups basil leaves

2 crushed garlics

Juice of one lemon

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup parmesan

2 tbsp. water

salt and pepper .



Add the nuts in a food processor with the basil.  Process until nuts is grounded and basil is shredded.

Add garlic, lemon, parmesan, salt and pepper and continue processing.  Add water one spoon at a time while processing.

Once the pesto is creamy and smooth, remove from the processor and place it in the jar.