Amaranth and basil pesto with cashew nuts

For twenty rupees I got myself a relatively big bunch of amaranth leaves. No, inspiration didn’t hit me like a wave or anything to make pesto out of it. It was only because I didn’t know what else to do with leftover leaves after making upkari out of most of them. This amaranth and basil pesto though turned out to be pretty damn good – texture and taste wise. I didn’t add any cheese though, because I didn’t have any.

Ingredients:

Amaranth leaves – 2 cups chopped

Basil leaves – 1 cup

Cashew nuts – handful

Olive oil – 1/4 cup

Salt to taste

Method:

Blitz all ingredients in a blender till smooth or rough paste.

amaranth basil pesto

Toss pasta in it or even as a sandwich spread.

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