Since I've gotten my Vitamix, I've been on a mission to try new recipes semi-regularly. I had my heart set on homemade pesto, but the store was out of basil for 2 weeks. TWO WEEKS. I think this is where we hashtag #firstworldproblems but ANYWHO... it was back in stock this week so I made this bomb dish. It's super simple. Super basic. And, thanks to Vitamix, super easy to make!
Disclaimer: the pasta is store-bought almond flour (paleo friendly) and the salmon was grilled with just olive oil, salt and pepper. I seasoned with parsley on top, as well.
-3 Tbsp pine nuts
-2 cups basil
-1.5 tsp minced garlic
-1/2 cup parmesan cheese
-1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
-salt and pepper to taste
Instructions: Throw all of it in the Vitamix/food processor and blend. For Vitamix, gradually turn up from setting 1 to 7. For Vitamix, use the Tamper ("wand thingy" as I like to call it) as needed to maneuver all of the basil leaves/nuts into the blades to blend. Serve over pasta... on homemade pizza.... maybe some pesto chicken... go nuts!
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