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Almond Basil Pesto

  • Author: Delphine Fortin
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 jar 1x
  • Category: Savory
  • Cuisine: Plant-based


Add a little twist to your classic basil pesto by replacing pine nuts with almonds. Quick, easy to prepare and simply delicious!


  • 2 cups (40g) fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup (75g) slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup (50g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Combine the basil, garlic, almonds and parmesan cheese in a food processor, and pulse a few times until coarsely chopped.
  2. While the food processor is running, gradually add the olive oil. Add more or less, depending on the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Store in a air-tight container and refrigerate for up to one week.