Basil pesto alla Steffi

basil pesto with brazil nuts and cashews - vegan and gluten free - www.healthyhappysteffi.com

Mmmhhhh, pesto is simply amazing! I wish I had invented it. But it was the Italians again. They simply  know how to make the most delicious things!

But today I have my personal pesto version for you, which is also very delicious, I heard :-)

Grab your pan and blender and be prepared for the tasty, healthy pesto alla Stefania:

The ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons nuts (I had Brazil nuts and cashews, but it also works well with walnuts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, etc., it’s up to your imagination)
  • 1 basil plant
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 80 ml ​​olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt (to taste, I use about 3 pinches)

The preparation:

  1. Grind nuts in a blender and roast briefly in a nonstick pan (stay near the pan to make sure nothing gets burnt)
  2. Cut garlic roughly, make basil completely naked (i.e. pluck all leaves) and put it with the nuts and the remaining ingredients in the blender and blend until it forms a nice, creamy mass.
  3. You may need more salt or olive oil depending on how big your basil plant and your garlic clove is.
  4. Now simply cook your favorite pasta and enjoy with the pesto.

Bellissimo!!

Have fun and Enjoy!

Cheers, Steffi

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