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Almond Pesto Recipe (With Leafy Green Vegetables)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Servings: 6


  • 1/2 cup Almonds, roasted
  • 3 cups packed mixed leafy greens (remove any tough stems)
  • 1-2 Gloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, chopped
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Over medium heat, dry roast the almonds in a frying pan, tossing regularly to cook them evenly. They are ready when they are toasted lightly.
  • Use a food processor to lightly blitz the warm nuts.
  • Add the garlic to the warm nut mix and briefly blend.
  • Then add the leafy green vegetables and blitz them until roughly chopped.
  • Add the Parmesan cheese, olive oil and lemon juice and blend together for your preferred texture. I like it a bit on the chunkier side but you may prefer a smoother texture.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and more olive oil if needed.