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10

Budget-friendly zesty lemon pesto!
Here's how you can make your own budget-friendly lemon pesto. No pricey pine nuts required!

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  • How to make pesto. Homemade Lemon Pesto - Step 1
    Step 1

    Toast almonds on a baking sheet at 350° until lightly toasted and aromatic.

  • Step 2

    Pulse together almonds, basil, lemon juice and zest, olive oil, and garlic in food processor. Scrape down sides of processor periodically, until mixture is smooth.

  • How to make pesto. Homemade Lemon Pesto - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add salt and pepper to taste. Pulse to incorporate.

  • How to make pesto. Homemade Lemon Pesto - Step 4
    Step 4

    To freeze in individual servings (each serving is enough to flavour a pasta sauce for 2-4 people), line an ice cube tray with plastic wrap. Freeze pesto in the ice cube tray. Once frozen, wrap and label each serving and keep frozen until ready to cook.

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