Fresh Basil & Walnut Pesto
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Fresh Basil & Walnut Pesto

Submitted by: Joni Sears

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Servings: 8

Simple-to-make pesto using fresh basil and walnuts instead of pine nuts.


  • 2 c. fresh basil
  • 1/3 c. walnuts
  • 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c. parmesan cheese
  • 3 garlic
  • sea salt to taste


Step 1 - Combine the basil in with the walnuts, pulse a few times in a food processor. Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.

Step 2 - Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of sea salt to taste.

Use with quinoa or brown rice pasta.