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Walnut Pesto

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This walnut pesto recipe walks you through how to use walnuts instead of pine nuts in pesto for a delicious and nutty spin on pesto!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Fresh Basil
  • ⅓ cups Walnuts, Toasted
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1-½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese OR Nutritional Yeast If Vegan
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • ⅓ cups Olive Oil

Preparation

Measure and add all ingredients to a food processor and puree until combined.

You can toast the walnuts if you’d like to, this will increase the flavor of the walnuts! Before removing from the food processor, taste and adjust flavors as you see fit. Taste a little bland? Try adding more salt, pinch at a time. Taste okay, but a little dull? Try adding more lemon juice, 1 teaspoon at a time. Doesn’t taste cheesy enough? Add more nutritional yeast.

Remove from food processor or blender and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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