Walnut Basil Pesto

Walnut Basil Pesto


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You can keep this pesto in the freezer for months. It's delicious on pizza, pasta, pita breads, chicken and fish.


Serves: 6 

  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Romano cheese

Preparation:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Place walnuts, pine nuts, salt, pepper, garlic, butter, basil and parsley in a blender or food processor. Turn the blender on, and add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream. Continue processing until a soft paste has formed. Fold in Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Store in the refrigerator covered with 5mm of olive oil to prevent the surface from turning brown.

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