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Smoky Almond-Parsley Pesto

Photo: Victor Prado
Prep time 10 mins
Yield

Yield: About 1 cup (serving size: 2 tbsp.)

A base of smoked almonds helps to create a rich, earthy pesto.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup smoked almonds
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 1 cup lightly packed flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 221
  • fat 23 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 3 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 1 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 62 mg
  • calcium 44 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a food processor, pulse almonds, garlic and parsley until finely chopped. With machine running, add oil and puree until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Add cheese and pulse to combine. Season with pepper. Serve with shrimp.