1 12 oz jar (450 gr) roasted red peppers
1/2 cup (4 lg) toasted sliced almonds
2 small zucchini
1 cup parmesan
1 large garlic clove
1/2 ts salt
1/2 ts pepper
2-3 tb olive oil
we love pesto in any variety. and we like zucchini, but you can sub 3 cups basil leaves for a more traditional approach. you may need to add more salt and pepper, i try to use the bare minimum. this pesto does not require as much oil to emulsify, as the peppers are packed with moisture. so once you've toasted the almonds you just put everything in the processor and give it a whirr. yields 2 1/4 cups.
when i make pasta using this i like to add a good glug of heavy cream and more cheese on top. i also like this on bruschette, as a spread on sandwiches, over polenta or even as a base on pizza. it's nutty and sweet, but with a nice acidic punch.
i asked her if she liked it, and she made this face and said, mmm-hmmm: