Saturday, February 4, 2017

Dairy free Basil Pesto with Almonds !!

Basil Pesto 

Ever since I've switched to using local grown, home delivered, organic veggie box I'm blessed with a lots of greens and the one which I'm in love at the moment is the basil leaves. So today's recipe is a healthy and tasty spread / dip with basil leaves which can be used as you prefer. Since I'm dairy free , I've skipped adding any cheese to it, where as the normal Pesto recipe calls for it. So if you prefer please go ahead and add some Parmesan cheese as well.

  1. Fresh bunch of basil leaves ( washed and drained )
  2. Blanched Almonds ( Soak them overnight and then remove the skin ) : about 1/2 cup 
  3. Extra Virgin Olive Oil : 1/4 cup 
  4. Green Chillies : 4 ( adjust as per taste ) 
  5. Garlic : 3 cloves 
  6. Himalayan Rock Salt : as per taste 
  7. Lemon juice (optional ) : 1 Tbsp 

  1. Blend the ingredients 1 and 2 until the almonds are lightly crushed 
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and then blend to a smooth paste. 
  3. Store in a clean glass bottle keep refrigerated. 

Enjoy !!

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