I'm not sure I should rate this as I added a couple of ingredients and altered others. I found this a little too garlicky, so I mashed in an avocado to cut the garlic flavor. I used ground ginger and I also added some grated parmesan cheese, maybe 1/4 cup. I was too lazy to toast the almonds, so I added them raw. This was excellent spread on French bread and I bet it would be equally good on pasta. We took it to a potluck and the container of pesto came home nearly empty. Evn my three-year-old liked it, and he usually turns up his nose at "greeny stuff."
This pesto is fantastic! I used walnuts instead of almonds, only because I was out of them, and reduced the oil to maybe 1/4 C which is my personal preference because I knew I would be eating a LOT of this. Just dumped everything in the processor and it came out smooth and perfect for my pasta, just sprinkled a bit of crushed red pepper flakes on top for a little heat. I must admit, it was so yummy I ate a few spoonfuls before I even got it out of the processor!