Monday, June 20, 2011

Walnut-Basil Pesto

The Pesto Sauce:
1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup of walnuts
1/2 cup of Parmesan Cheese
3 cloves of grated garlic
2 cups of Italian Basil
1/2 cup of Italian Parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste

Notes:  I use walnuts in this pesto because they are frankly a lot less expensive than pine nuts.  I always have walnuts in my freezer.  If you prefer, you can substitute pine nuts.

 Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor until it forms a thick sauce.

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  1. A favorite - imagine the many things this could go well with.

  2. The combination of walnut and basil is extraordinary, though we Indians often combine peanuts and coriander for that nut chutney eaten in South. Wonderful!

  3. I have never use walnuts in pesto. I love your common sense reason for the substitution.

  4. Such a pretty color! I love switching up with nuts in pesto. Walnuts are a great idea!

  5. I love making homemade pesto! Great idea with the walnuts!

  6. Your pesto looks perfect. I love adding walnuts to pesto, especially when I add a little cilantro, I love the combination!

  7. I recently made pesto with cashews! Pine nuts are just TOO expensive!!!

  8. Thank you! I wanted to figure out how to make this. Recently had a good broccoli pesto.

  9. I also use walnuts in my pesto... it's cheaper than pine nuts! ;-)


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