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Basil Pesto Almonds

Basil Pesto Almonds
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  • 8 ServingsServings


  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ cup packed whole basil leaves
  • 2 cups whole natural almonds
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


1. Preheat the oven to 225°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Combine the egg whites and basil in a blender; process on low speed until mixture is pureed.

3. Toss egg white mixture with the almonds. Drain in a colander. Stir together cheese, salt and garlic powder in a medium bowl.

4. Add drained almonds and toss to coat. Place almonds in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.

5. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Source: Almond Board of California