This homemade Cashew Pesto is a highly nutritious homemade pesto bursting with fresh flavors and vibrant green color that is ideal when pairing with pasta, fish, poultry, and other types of meat.
- 3 cups fresh basil leaves
- 2 garlic cloves medium
- ½ cup toasted cashew
- 3 oz parmesan grated
- 1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- ½ cup good quality olive oil
Add all ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor and pulse until creamy smooth.
Add the oil gradually, first pour in about ¼ cup and increase until ½ cups (depends on desired consistency you want to achieve).
Season the pesto with a little salt and black pepper while blending. You may not need to add more. Transfer everything to a bowl or sealed jar and store in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Serve this pesto in your favorite pasta, for fish, poultry and meats. This recipe makes about 1 cup of pesto Which is enough for 2-3 servings with pasta along with some boiled pasta water.