I really should just call this “whatever the hell was in my fridge” pesto… because that is what it really is. Pine nuts are expensive, man. I kind of just threw in what I had and hoped that it would work… aka walnuts and almonds and green stuff. Hey, it ended up working well! So well that I would love to share it with ya.
Oh, and before I do. I just want to say… HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE!! He’s the best, so just had to shout it out ;) Okay, moving on…
You will need
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves (mine were frozen… still worked!)
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach
- 1/3 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 3 tbs olive oil
- 2 garlic gloves
- Salt, to taste
- Water, as needed (about 1/4 cup)
- Elbow pasta
Throw it all in the food processor/Magic Bullet and you are good to go. I tasted as I went, especially for seasoning. Boil elbow pasta as you normally would, and mix it up. Yum!!
I’m so glad the walnuts and almonds worked well together. Initially, I was all about the walnuts, but oops… overestimated how much I had. Almonds to the rescue! What’s your favorite type of nut to use in pesto? xx Bianca