SAUCES AND SPREADS: Basil Almond Pesto

Basil Pesto

All of my favorite things in a food processor. And it is non-dairy to boot!



Slivered Almonds

Sea Salt

Fresh Ground Pepper

Garlic, 3 cloves, smashed




  1. The basil, garlic, sea salt, fresh ground pepper and silvered almonds go into the food processor first. Pulse it until all of the ingredients are chopped finely. Add parmesan cheese if you so desire.
  2. Drizzle EVOO into the food processor and pulse until the mixture it is the consistency of a paste.
  3. Store the pesto in an airtight container such as a Ball Mason Jar. Use on your favorite pasta, as the base to your favorite pizza, as a topping for boneless chicken breast (E’s personal favorite), or as a sauce for a sliced sausage sauté.


  1. April 13, 2015 / 9:47 am

    I’ve never made my own pesto, but I’ve always had intent to! If you’re interested, I’d love for you to share a post in my link up tomorrow. There’s an explanation right on my main menu under ‘Tell ’em Tuesdays’.
    xoxo K

  2. April 21, 2015 / 9:00 am

    Oh my goodness! This looks absolutely incredible. I can’t wait to toss this with some homemade fettuccine, garlic shrimp, and roasted tomatoes.

  3. April 21, 2015 / 4:24 pm

    All of my favorite things too!! Got to love the food processor 🙂

  4. April 23, 2015 / 12:32 pm

    Everyone is sharing their pesto recipes and I LOVE IT!! This looks great. Love how simple it is to make it homemade. Yum!

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