If you haven’t read Thug Kitchen, I highly recommend his recipes. While the language can take you off guard if you’re not ready for it, his recipes rock! I saw this recipe this week and had to try it! The recipe (or language) has been altered.
1 ¼ cup torn, packed basil leaves
1/3 cup slivered or sliced almonds
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon lemon zest
½ teaspoon salt
2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas (or one 15 ounce can)
Put all the ingredients for the pesto in a food processor and blend until smooth-ish.
No food processor? Chill the fuck out. Just put the almonds in a plastic bag and smash them until they are tiny and chop the rest of that shit up super small too. Mix all of it together with a fork until it looks like a paste.
Mash up the chickpeas in a medium bowl so that they kind of look like a paste but some chunks of bean are all good.
Grate the carrot into the bowl and mix that shit together with the chickpea paste. Add about a ⅓ cup of the pesto and stir until everything is coated then taste. Maybe you like more pesto than me, I don’t fucking know. Add some more until your ass is happy with it.
Grab some of your favorite sammie ingredients and add SANDWICH ARTIST to your fucking resume.
Makes 3 legit sandwiches.
I decided to grill our bread in the panini maker we have and it gave the perfect crunch to the bread.