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    Default Easy Pesto

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    Description: A quick and easy pesto recipe using almonds

    Difficulty: Easy

    Ingredients:
    • 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
    Steps:
    • 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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    Default Re: Easy Pesto

    A couple of notes: I toasted the almonds in my electric skillet. It was quicker and didn't heat up the kitchen like the oven would. Also, I added some Italian blend cheese to the pesto and served it with chicken and fettucine.


 

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