Despite the high cost of the traditional pesto ingredient pine nuts, I decided to stick with them because they are high in fat. High fat = richness and flavor. I figure the lemon balm is free, so there's the difference in cost... but if you cannot find pine nuts in bulk ( I buy mine at Costco), use almonds or cashews instead.
Key Ingredient Lemon, Lemon Balm, Parmesan Cheese, Pine Nuts
Prep Time 10minutes
Total Time 10minutes
Servings 82 tablespoon servings
Author Vintage Kitty
3/4cuplemon balm leavesfirmly packed
1/4cupextra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Store in an airtight container for up to one week in the refrigerator or 3 months in the freezer.