Monday, April 27, 2015

lemony fresh mac nut pesto

This is a fresh twist on a traditional pesto. Fresh dill and plenty of lemon make it taste like spring while the creamy macadamia nuts hold it together, perfect for spreading. Other nuts could be substituted but may give the pesto a darker, oily texture. But that is the beauty of pesto, anything goes as long as you have herbs, an oil, and some kind of nut or seed! Be creative!

To start, place these into food processor,
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup mac nuts
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
blend until liquidy. Now add the rest,
  • 1/2 cup dill
  • 2 cups packed basil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
and process until fully broken down. 

* tip: the more you process the runnier it will get because all of the water is being released from the greens, so don't over process unless thats what you are looking for! 

Pesto is a great thing to have around. It's super easy to make and oh so versatile. Spread it on a pizza instead of sauce, toss it with some pasta and veggies, or throw it in hummus, salad dressings or other sauces to change up their flavor. And one of my personal favorites is pesto on toast with slices of fresh tomato and cucumber. So fresh! Enjoy!

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