Basil Pesto Pasta Recipe With Almond | How To Make It

Basil-Pesto Almond pinit

The Basil Pesto sauce is considered to have originated in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria. The traditional recipe includes garlic, European pine nuts, coarse salt and basil leaves- all blended with olive oil. You can also find variations that use different types of cheese such as Parmesan or Pecorino Sardo (sheep’s milk).

Pesto is a classic Italian dish originating from Genoa which contains crushed garlic, European pine nuts, hard cheeses like parmesan & pecorino sarde among other ingredients depending on regional preferences including fresh basil leaves for color and flavor making it one delicious meal your taste buds will thank you for!

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 10 Calories: 89
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Almonds are a great snack that fill you up, but don’t let you down. With an irresistible crunch and light flavor, almonds are the perfect on-the-go snack to enjoy at any time of the day. Here is an appetizer recipe-with a handful of almonds. You could look at it as an appetizer before a meal or eat whenever you want.15





  1. Preheat the oven to 110 degree Celsius. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Combine the egg whites and basil in a blender; blend on low speed until the mixture is pureed. Toss egg white mixture with the almonds. Drain in a colander.

  3. Stir together cheese, salt and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Add drained almonds and toss to a coat. Place almonds in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 90kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g24%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 60mg3%
Potassium 75mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 3g1%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Protein 1g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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