Almond- Basil Pesto 2 cups fresh basil ⅔ cups almonds (toasted or natural) ½ cup olive oil 2 cloves garlic 1 tbsp lemon juice salt and pepper ¼ cup water ⅓ cup parmesan cheese (optional) a handful of spinach (optional) Instructions In a food processor, pulse the whole almonds and garlic cloves until all are ground well. Add basil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil and pulse together until well incorporated, but don’t over mix. Add optional Parmesan and or spinach. Taste for seasoning. Add additional olive oil if needed.