Walnut basil pesto

Prep Time
schedule 10 minutes
Total Time
schedule 10 minutes

Pesto is a great option for a fresh spread or sauce for your next sandwich. The key is adding the oil slowly to help create the proper emulsified consistency.

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 ounces fresh basil (about 2 cups)
  • 14 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 23 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • black pepper to taste

Directions:

Add basil, walnuts, garlic cloves and salt to a food processor or blender. Pulse to combine.

When things are chopped well, start slowly adding your olive oil while the processor/blender is running on low. This starts to form an emulsion and gives you the consistency you would want. 

When the pesto is smooth and has a thickened consistency, remove from processor/blender to a bowl and taste.

Add any additional salt and pepper that you think it might need. Store in the fridge for a few days. 

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