Serves: Makes 4 servings
Served with chicken, fish, crostini or even pasta, this pesto is versatile and nutritious. Try Peanutty Pesto with raw peanuts for a fresh accent to many dishes, or toasted peanuts for a richer flavour.
3/4 cup unsalted peanuts 175 mL
3/4 cup fresh basil 175 mL
4 cloves garlic 4
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 125 mL
1/4 cup peanut oil 50 mL
juice of 1 medium lemon
In a food processor, pulse peanuts 4-5 times. Add basil and garlic and pulse for 1 minute.
Add Parmesan, oil and lemon juice; process until combined. The finished pesto should contain visible chunks of peanuts. Serve immediately, or store pesto in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.