Vegan Basil Pesto

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Serves8
  • DifficultyEasy
1 1/2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup smoked almonds
1/3 cup shelled lightly salted roasted pistachios (from about 3/4 cup shell-on)
1/4 cup unsweetened green tea, chilled or at room temperature
2 large cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Add the basil, almonds, pistachios, tea, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt and lemon zest to a food processor. Cover and pulse a few times.

Drizzle in the oil while pureeing; continue to process until the mixture makes a coarse pesto. Add salt to taste.

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