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Vegan Basil Pesto

Prep Time:

15 MINS

Cook Time:

Serves:

8 Servings

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About the Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups packed fresh basil leaves

  • 1/3 cup smoked almonds

  • 1/3 cup shelled lightly salted roasted pistachios (from about 3/4 cup shell-on)

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened green tea, chilled or at room temperature

  • 2 large cloves garlic

  • Salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

Step 1


Add the basil, almonds, pistachios, tea, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt and lemon zest to a food processor. Cover and pulse a few times.


Step 2


Drizzle in the oil while pureeing; continue to process until the mixture makes a coarse pesto. Add salt to taste.






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