Roasted Almond and Parmesan Pesto

, from Issue #22. September, 2015
Photography by Becky Nunes.
Roasted Almond and Parmesan Pesto

Goes with: grilled vegetables, salmon, fish and chicken. It is also good with bitter leaves such as witlof and raddichio.


1/2 cup skin on almonds, roasted, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup apple juice
1/4 cup olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground pepper


Put the almonds, garlic, Parmesan and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse to roughly chop. Combine the apple juice and olive oil and with the motor running, drizzle in to make a thick, chunky sauce. Season. Makes about 1 cup