1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the nuts in a single layer on a small baking pan. Roast for 4 to 8 minutes, or until they are just starting to become golden and fragrant. Let cool for at least 5 minutes.
2. Place the basil in Vida by PADERNO Immersion Hand Blender along with the toasted nuts, canola oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Blend on until completely puréed.
3. Pour into a mason jar and carefully pour a layer of extra virgin olive oil over top to completely cover the pesto. (This prevents the pesto from turning brown.) Keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Tip: Add freshly-grated Parmesan to pesto when using it for an extra flavour boost.