Sunday, September 16, 2012

basic vegan pesto

pesto is delicious, versatile & surprisingly easy to make. Whip up a big batch and put it on everything!

  • 1 cup basil leaves tightly packed
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts*
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 small tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

1. Combine the basil, nuts, garlic, salt, and lemon juice in a food processor and run until well combined
2. While the processor is still running, pour the olive oil into the mixture until everything is smooth
3. Scoop out the pesto & enjoy over pasta, on a sandwich, or as a spread!

*Note: If you're poor like me, and don't want to pay for pine nuts, use walnuts or almonds instead- they're more affordable, and the pesto still turns out super tasty :)

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