The classic pesto is typically served with fresh pasta and is made with pine nuts, basil, garlic, olive oil and Parmigiano-Reggiano. This basic recipe is very flexible and you can easily replace the pine nuts with walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, macadamia, hazelnuts or use whatever nuts you have in your pantry. You can also replace the basil with other fresh herbs such as parsley and cilantro. For this recipe, we used walnuts to make a delicious basil walnut pesto, full of healthy fats, phytochemicals, antioxidants and plenty of other health-promoting ingredients.
Basil Walnut Pesto Recipe
Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 0 min | Yields: 1/2 cup
+ 1/4 cup walnuts
+ 1 garlic clove
+ 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
+ 1/4 tsp sea salt
+ 1 tbsp grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (parmesan cheese)