I have an undying love for pesto. It's easy, and it is versatile. What is not to love about it?
Normally pesto also contains parmesan cheese and pine nuts rather than walnuts, but dairy is not my friend and walnuts are fatty, nutritious and delightful. If you can handle dairy... throwing in a handful of parmesan cheese along with the rest of these ingredients will add even more flavor to the mix.
If you make a batch of pesto at the beginning of the week you can put it on almost anything. It is a great sauce/condiment to have on hand.
Walnut Pesto Recipe
- 1 bunch of fresh Basil
- 4 cloves of garlic
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup of Walnuts ( raw/unsalted)
- about 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Place Garlic and salt the food processor. Pulse until minced.
Add basil and walnuts. Pulse.
Stream in olive oil until it reaches a sauce like consistency
Add lemon juice. Pulse.
Season to taste.
Serve with dish of choice. I highly recommend trying it with lamb.
For the video recipe go HERE.