I'm a big fan of recipes that can be made based on what you have in your house. That way, regardless of the quantity and exact ingredients you have on hand, you can whip something up quickly.
I find this is extremely important when trying to choose healthy meal options, because when you're feeling a bit lazy, it's very easy to pick the quickest option, even if it isn't the best.
Also- I like to be a bit vague on amounts used. We aren't baking here, so it isn't an exact science, and you should add and subtract amounts, based on your personal preference. You're the one who is going to eat this, right?! #yolo
This pesto recipe is a perfect example of making it work with what I had in the kitchen.
Make it your own by adjusting the amounts used, as well as the type of nut and Parmesan (or similar cheese) that you use.
5 Minute Basil-Almond Pesto
Take all of the basil you have and throw it in the food processor with a handful of nuts of your choice (walnuts, almonds, pine nuts... Many choices here), a touch of salt and pepper, and a couple of tablespoons of whatever Parmesan cheese you have on hand. I'm only slightly ashamed to admit I used Kraft in the green shaker on this one...
Turn on the food processor and slowly pour quality extra virgin olive oil into the top, until the pesto has reached your desired consistency.
Using a great olive oil is key, as it will impart a lot of flavor.
Scoop into a Tupperware and top with some extra olive oil. Freeze or place in the fridge, and enjoy when you need some pesto in your life!
drew bailey scott
My raison d'etre: Seeking and experiencing that which improves my life in all areas. The purpose of this blog: to share those incredible discoveries with others, hopefully making their lives even better!