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Simple Almond Basil Pesto

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A delicious, fresh and herby basil pesto made from healthy ingredients in 5 minutes. Just blend everything up, serve with pasta, on sandwiches, flatbreads, wraps…the list is endless!
Simple Almond Basil Pesto Recipe | SideChef
A delicious, fresh and herby basil pesto made from healthy ingredients in 5 minutes. Just blend everything up, serve with pasta, on sandwiches, flatbreads, wraps…the list is endless!
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Hi! I’m Sal, welcome to Berry Sweet Life, I’m so glad you stopped by! I love food, and I have come to REALLY LOVE healthy food!
https://www.berrysweetlife.com/
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Total Time
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Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
4
US / METRIC
2 cloves
1/4 cup
or Pine Nuts
to taste
Salt and Pepper
1/3 cup
plus 2 Tbsp
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
261
FAT
25.8 g
PROTEIN
4.7 g
CARBS
4.5 g

Author's Notes

Pesto is traditionally made with pine nuts - feel free to use them, I like the almonds for something different! If you use pine nuts, I recommend that you lightly toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan over a medium heat until they are only slightly golden, (don’t be tempted to toast them any more or it will change their flavour) before adding them to the blender with the other ingredients.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Place Fresh Basil Leaves (2 cups) , Garlic (2 cloves) , Grated Parmesan Cheese (1/3 cup) , Almonds (1/4 cup) , Salt and Pepper (to taste) in a blender and pulse until almost smooth. Now pour the Olive Oil (1/3 cup) (plus 2 Tbsp) in slowly, continuing to pulse the mixture until it comes together.
Step 2
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
261
% Daily Value*
Fat
25.8 g
33%
Saturated Fat
4.3 g
22%
Trans Fat
0.1 g
--
Cholesterol
7.2 mg
2%
Carbohydrates
4.5 g
2%
Fiber
1.3 g
5%
Sugars
0.5 g
--
Protein
4.7 g
9%
Sodium
151.2 mg
7%
Vitamin D
0.0 µg
0%
Calcium
110.5 mg
8%
Iron
0.6 mg
3%
Potassium
110.8 mg
2%
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