Monday, June 20, 2011

Walnut-Basil Pesto

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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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10 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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