Pecan Pesto (Dairy-Free)

This Pesto is delicious with grilled veggies, meat, seafood, even on top of some beans. Set this out at a party and watch people go nuts. 

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2/3 cup toasted pecan halves or pieces
  • 2 cloves roasted garlic
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil (or more to taste)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Drop in the garlic gloves first, followed by herbs, salt, and lemon juice. 
  • Next, add half the nuts and as they are blending, pour the oil in until smooth. 
  • Blend in the rest of the nuts processing to your desired consistency. 
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary. 
  • Garnish with red pepper flakes, a drizzle of oil and a few fresh basil leaves.