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    Cashew Basil Pesto

    Cashew Basil Pesto. Photo by Charmie777

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    5 mins

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    Charmie777's Note:

    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.

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    Serves: 6



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    1. 1
      In a food processor, finely chop basil, garlic, cashews and cheese.
    2. 2
      Slowly drizzle in olive oil. (Use amount that will make to desired consistency.).
    3. 3
      Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 10, 2011


      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.

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    • on June 03, 2010


      Love this pesto, I have made it twice, first time didn't use as much oil, second time followed oil amount in recipe. Think I prefer it with slightly less oil. I've used it as a pasta sauce, in dips, and on toast. This is now a family favourite and I like that it doesn't use pine nuts. Thanks for sharing.

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    • on July 26, 2013


      This is Delish! Made it for the top of a soup for the cafe I work in. My boss said it was the best pesto she's ever tasted. Definitely a winner! will make again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cashew Basil Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (46 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 264.4
    Calories from Fat 231
    Total Fat 25.7 g
    Saturated Fat 4.9 g
    Cholesterol 7.3 mg
    Sodium 201.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 0.6 g
    Protein 5.2 g

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