Recipe by Charmie777
This is so simple yet amazingly delicious!!! Use it on pasta, chicken, fish or spread on crackers or crostini!!! You can use any kind of cashew. I like to use the roasted salted cashew pieces. But if you want unsalted, just adjust the amount of salt at the end.
Top Review by ElleFirebrand
This is delicious! I used fresh basil from my garden, roasted salted cashews (which means I needed less salt at the end) and a little squeeze of lemon. My pesto was quite thick because I ran out of olive oil, but it's delicious. The taste of the cashews really comes out, and of course they are much more affordable than pine nuts. I can't wait to try it with pasta or fish. Made for ZWT 7 - Shady Ladies.
- 1 cup fresh basil leaf
- 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
- 1⁄2 cup cashews (see note)
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese or 1⁄2 cup romano cheese
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil