Have you seen the price of Pine Nuts? They are like $17.00 a pound! I made this pesto with sliced almonds and it turned out fabulous! I love fresh pesto!
Wash and spin your basil!
Dump all the ingredients into a food processor and puree. The lemon juice gives it an added zing and freshness.
This is the texture you want! Liquid green gold! I love Pesto!
Basil Almond Pesto
1 ½ cups of basil leaves fairly packed
½ cups almonds, sliced or rough chopped
1 clove of garlic, rough chopped
1 cup of Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
½ cup olive oil, good quality
1 tablespoon of lemon juice, fresh not bottled
½ teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Toss everything into the food processor or blender and puree until thoroughly blended together. Store in a air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.