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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Pesto Recipe-Basil Walnut Pesto

Pesto is a simple sauce usually made with basil, olive oil, parmesan cheese and pine nuts but  I have used walnuts to make basil walnut pesto. It is easy to make and needs very less ingredients. It needs no cooking. I was so excited when I saw basil leaves in Chennai as making pesto was in my to-do list long since. Today we will learn how to make basil walnut pesto following this easy recipe. 

Pesto Recipe-Basil Walnut Pesto

Pesto Recipe-Basil Walnut Pesto

Pesto Recipe-Basil Walnut Pesto

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Yields: 3/4-1 cup
 Recipe CategoryDip-Sauce
 Recipe CuisineInternational

   Ingredients needed

   Fresh Basil leaves- 1 1/2 cup 
   Walnuts - 1/2 cup 
   Garlic cloves - 2
   Parmesan cheese - 1/2 cup
   Olive oil - 1/3 cup
   Pepper powder to taste
   Salt to taste


Wash and use the basil leaves alone.

Combine basil leaves, garlic, and walnuts in a food processor or blender and grind coarsely.

Add olive oil slowly and blend for a few seconds. Add grated cheese and blend again for a few more seconds.

Add salt and pepper powder to taste.

Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use it within 3-4 days. When storing, add a thin layer of olive oil on top of the pesto.

Note - You may adjust the ingredients according to your taste.

Pesto can be used as a spread on sandwiches or you can toss it with pasta or roasted potatoes or salad.

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  1. Hi, I am an avid follower of your site for a couple of years now. It is a fantastic work by you. Your site is my bible...every weekend I pick a dish fro your site & cook for my family. Now, I have a doubt...I got Keya brand basil. Is this fine? I can't figure out where to get fresh basil leaves. Please suggest.

    1. Thank you for liking my website and recipes. Glad you found it useful. I am not aware of Keya brand basil but it is advisable to use fresh basil leaves for making pesto.


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