Almond & Basil Paste 

1 cup almonds

Handful of basil

Splash of lemon

Pinch of salt

Water to dilute as necessary

Soak almonds for at least 4 hours. Then plunge in boiling water for 60 seconds.  Sit in the sunshine (optional 🙂 to shell almonds. They pop out of their skins easily! Blend all other ingredients.  Add a little water as necessary to make a smooth paste.

Serve on blinis, crackers or pasta.

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