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Karen's Basil & Macadamia Nut Pesto

Karen’s Basil & Macadamia Nut Pesto

A Delicious & Easy Pesto using Toasted Macadamia Nuts. Adds a rich and buttery flavor.
Basil & Macadamia Nut Pesto
Basil & Macadamia Nut Pesto                                                                                                                                                                         
Whirl in a food processor until creamy with some texture. So simple!
Beyond tossing with pasta – the uses are endless!
Salmon Steaks with Basil & Macadamia Pesto
Salmon Steaks with Basil & Macadamia Pesto – See the recipe!
Karen's Basil & Macadamia Nut Pesto

Karen's Basil & Macadamia Nut Pesto

A Delicious & Easy Pesto using Toasted Macadamia Nuts. Adds a rich and buttery flavor.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 servings (1 Tablespoon)
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups basil washed and dried
  • 3 medium cloves fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons toasted macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan reggiano cheese grated or roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Add the first 5 ingredients (all but the olive oil) to the bowl of a food processor.
  • Pulse a few time to break down the ingredients. Measure the olive oil and turn the machine on.
  • Add the olive oil in a steady stream through the feed tube until all is incorporated. Scrape down with a rubber spatula. Turn machine back on and process to a smooth paste/pesto with some texture.

To store:

  • Keep in the refrigerator in a glass container with a tight seal. Top with a layer of olive oil and place a piece of waxed paper (can use plastic wrap too) on top, pressing down – to stop basil from discoloring.

Notes

Try this delicious recipe: Salmon Steaks with Basil & Macadamia Nut Pesto.
This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer.
COURSE: side condiment, side sauce
CUISINE: American
KEYWORDS: Macadamia Basil Pesto, Pesto
Nutrition Facts
Karen's Basil & Macadamia Nut Pesto
Amount per Serving
Calories
74
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Cholesterol
 
1
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
52
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
17
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
1
g
0
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
166
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
19
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Karen's Basil & Macadamia Nut Pesto

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