Walnut Pesto

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  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F

  2. Place the walnuts on a tray and toast them for about 5 minutes.

  3. In your chopper or food processor, add the first 6 ingredients and give a few pulses to start combining them. Then add the olive oil. It should be a paste. If too loose, then add more basil and parmesan cheese. Taste for seasoning with salt and pepper.

  4. Note: This will keep in the refrigerator for a week.

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