The other day we were planning on having a quick chicken and pesto dinner, only to discover that we’d forgotten to buy pesto and the emergency jar had gone off. Home made tastes much better anyway - the basil on our balcony was growing madly, and luckily we almost always have a block of Parmesan in the fridge, but we didn’t have any pine nuts in the house. So I just experimented with adjusting the ingredients a little to make nut free pesto. You could hardly tell the difference, and considering I always need to roast the pine nuts as the husband is allergic to raw nuts, this is a lot less hassle. Would also work great for anyone who can’t eat nuts at all.
Ingredients (makes half a small bowl full)