Easy Pesto

This is the easiest pesto recipe, using easy to find ingredients. It can be prepared in 2 minutes after you toast the almonds.


6 servings


1/4 cup almonds
3 cloves garlic
1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup olive oil
1 pinch ground nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 450°F (232°C). Place almonds on a baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly toasted.

In a food processor, combine toasted almonds, garlic, basil, olive oil, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Process until a coarse paste is formed.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 2 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199; Total Fat: 21.1 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 389 mg; Total Carbs: 2 g (Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g); Protein: 1.7 g

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