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Easy Almond Scallion Basil Pesto


Here’s my go-to pesto recipe for when I want to switch things up. Instead of pine nuts (because my god, $$) I use roasted almonds and instead of just basil, I sub 1/2 of the basil for scallion tops. Perfect as a spread, dip, with pasta, & on pizza.

I enjoyed this batch with pasta, and froze half of the batch for later.  When you’re ready to enjoy, just thaw in the fridge for a few hours and enjoy! Recipe below

Easy Almond Scallion Basil Pesto
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves OR 1 cup of scallion & 1 cup basil
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. In a food processor, process all of the ingredients until coarse and consistent. Enjoy tossed with pasta, fresh bread, or drizzled on fresh vegetables.

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