Basil and Marcona Almond Pesto

By Whisper of Yum
  • Total Time:
    10 minutes
  • Servings:
    ½ cup


  • 2 cups fresh basil, leaves only
  • 2½ tablespoons marcona almonds
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup good quality olive oil- I use Brightland’s Awake
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt (optional)


  1. Combine basil, marcona almonds and garlic cloves in a food processor. Process on high until mixture is minced
  2. Switch processing speed to low and slowly add olive oil.
  3. Add cheese and continue to process on low until smooth and combined.
  4. Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!