Easy Basil Pesto Pasta


  • 3 cups of fresh basil leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds or pistachios
  • pinch of salt
  • pasta of your choice cooked
  • red pepper flakes to garnish


  • Combine basil, garlic, Parmesan Cheese, olive oil, almonds and salt in a food processor. Blend to a smooth pesto.
  • Pour on hot cooked pasta and stir so pesto is evenly combined.
  • Garnish with red pepper flakes for a added kick.


This makes 1 cup of pesto.
If you want to make this dairy free, substitute the Parmesan cheese with 1/4 cup of Nutritional Yeast.