Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I found this recipe from Farm Girl Fare blog. It is a low fat version to pesto sauce, and really delicious.
Recipe:( I halved this recipe)
about 1-1/2 cups
1/2 cup (about 2-1/2 ounces) raw or roasted whole almonds
4 ounces fresh basil leaves (about 4 cups packed, but it's best if you weigh it)
6 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 large cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 cup finely grated pecorino romano cheese (I used plain old parmesean from the plastic containter from the store)
10 ounces fresh tomatoes (about 3 smallish) any kind, quartered
1/2 teaspoon salt
If using raw almonds, spread them on a baking sheet or piece of aluminum foil and place in a 350 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes--a toaster oven works great for this, especially in summer.
Mix all ingredients, including almonds, in a food processor until thoroughly combined and the consistency you like. Or you can use a giantic mortar and pestle if you're trying to build up your arm muscles. Add more salt to taste if necessary.