I’m not a huge fan of basil.
Not on it’s own anyhow. But pesto, that I can eat with a spoon.
Or a pita chip.
Or even better sliced zucchini and carrot sticks.
This is the best pesto. Ever. Really it is, way better than what you get in the tub at the grocery store.
3 cups fresh basil leaves.
5 cups spinach.
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped fine, grated, or pressed.
Zest of 1 orange.
Juice of 1/2 lemon.
Juice of 1/2 orange.
1/4 cup sliced almonds.
At least 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
2 Tbsp Grape seed oil.
Place everything except the olive oil into a food processor or blender and pulse. Add olive oil a little at a time, pulsing between additions until you have the consistency you want.
Pour into a storage container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. The longer you let this set the better it tastes.
More cheese can be stirred in or sprinkled on top for serving.
More cheese = better.