1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves (fresh makes a difference)
3/4 cup olive oil
4 ounces macadamia nuts
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves
4 peeled garlic cloves
1/2 tsp coarse salt
1 tsp crushed red pepper
In food processor, combine all above ingredients until a paste forms. You can eat the pesto as is on bread or make it a meal by adding grilled chicken, cut into cubes, and combine with pasta.
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