Peanutty PestoServes: 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.

Peanut Bureau of Canada