Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon
Episode: Heavenly Herbs
Print
Total:
10 min
Prep:
10 min
Yield:
About 2 cups
Level:
Easy
Total:
10 min
Prep:
10 min
Yield:
About 2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Marcona almonds, toasted
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1/8 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/16 cup fresh chervil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • Garlic-rubbed crostini, optional
  • Heirloom tomatoes, chopped, optional

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Blend the almonds and garlic in a food processor until fine. Add the spinach, cheese, herbs, lemon zest and lemon juice to the food processor. Blend the herbs just enough so they are mixed, about 3 seconds. Add the canola oil and olive oil while the food processor is on a low setting. Season with salt and pepper. Blend to desired consistency. Transfer the pesto to a serving bowl. Place the chopped tomatoes on top of the crostini if using and top with pesto. Any leftover pesto should be placed in a bowl and covered with plastic wrap. Press the plastic wrap right on top of the pesto and refrigerate.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Pesto Chicken Penne

Recipe courtesy of Siba Mtongana

Pesto Lasagne

Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Buttery Garlic Herb Knots

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Roasted Baby Potatoes with Herbs

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Chicken Consomme with Snipped Herbs

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Grilled Maine Lobster Tails with Herb Compound Butter

Recipe courtesy of Haylie Duff

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here