Easy Pesto

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Easy Pesto

I went to the farmers market on Saturday and they had the most beautiful basil. I had seen a recipe on Allrecipes for a pesto made with almonds instead of pine nuts. This really appealed to me since I almost always have almonds on hand. So I brought home a big bunch of basil and made pesto for the first time. The kids didn’t give it much of a try because of the color, but my husband and I loved it. I would definitely make this receipe again.

Easy Pesto


  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Place almonds on a cookie sheet, and bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly toasted.

In a food processor, combine toasted almonds, garlic, basil, olive oil, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Process until a coarse paste is formed.

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