9.23.2011

Cashew & Lemon Basil Pesto!

I didn't get around to putting together a full Thrifty recipe this week but I wanted to share an idea for a delicious fresh pesto I made with the last leaves from our little basil plant. I threw them into my food processor with a few handfuls of raw cashews, a cup of parmesan cheese, lemon juice, a bit of garlic, o.o, s&p, and the result was a full-flavored, sweet & nutty pesto perfect for spreading on garlic toast, tossing onto pasta, sandwiches and more! Yummy!


1.5c fresh basil leaves, rinsed & roughly chopped
1c raw cashews
1c parmesan
2 cloves garlic, minced
juice from 1/2 lemon
2 tbsp olive oil, plus more if too dry
pinch of salt, pepper to taste


Toss it all in a food processor and blend away until smooth and creamy!



We had it on buttered rigatoni with oven- roasted tomatoes for dinner! 
SO yum!!

2 comments:

amyfredrikson said...

Must try! Can you please come over and teach me how you customized your blog. I really want to re-do mine but I don't know how!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

all of this look simply A.MAZING!! this makes me want to learn about to cook...almost!
xo TJ