2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup peanuts
2/3 cup green peanut oil
pinch of salt
pepper to taste
1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese
Created by Caroline Young, MS, RD, LD
There’s nothing like freshly homemade pesto. Though its traditionally made with pine nuts and olive oil, I put a fresh and even more delicious spin on the Italian classic with peanuts and green peanut oil.. Serve it on top of bread, pizza and pasta.
Combine the basil, garlic and peanuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
If using immediately, add all the remaining oil and pulse until smooth. Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in the cheese.
Nutrition information per serving:
Calories from Fat: 270
Trans fats: 0g