Cashew Basil Pesto

READY IN: 5mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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