Basil Pesto with Cashew Nuts

 

Ingredients

Large bunch of basil

2 garlic cloves

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

3/4 cup unsalted cashew nuts

1/4 – 1/2 cup rice bran oil – or similar neutral flavour oil

pinch of salt to taste

Method

Wash the basil and remove the leaves from the stems. Place in to a food processor.

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Add the nuts, garlic and cheese and blitz for a couple of seconds. Slowly drizzle in the oil till you get to the consistence you want. Remember, you don’t need to have it too runny as you can always add cream or more oil when using it in a pasta sauce.

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Taste the pesto and add salt if required.

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Basil Pesto with Cashew Nuts
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Recipe type: Dinner | Lunch | Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Prep time: 
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Serves: 1.5 cups
 
One of the most useful sauces you can have is the Pesto Genovese. Use it as a dip or as a pasta sauce.
Ingredients
  • Large bunch of basil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup unsalted cashew nuts
  • ¼ - ½ cup rice bran oil - or similar neutral flavour oil
  • pinch of salt flakes
Instructions
  1. Wash the basil and remove the leaves from the stems.
  2. Place in a food processor.
  3. Add the nuts, garlic and cheese and blitz for a couple of seconds.
  4. Slowly drizzle in the oil till you get to the consistence you want.
  5. Add salt to taste.

 

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