Basil-Walnut Pesto

Total Time
12mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
2 mins

This is my favorite pesto recipe; rich but healthy due to "good" fats from olive oil and walnuts. It comes from "The Omega Diet." I usually freeze half the recipe for future use.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place basil, olive oil, walnuts, garlic and salt (if using) in food processor.
  2. Blend until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add Parmesan and butter (if using) and blend 5-10 seconds more.
  4. Just before serving, add 2 Tbsp of hot pasta water from cooked pasta.
  5. Serve over pasta with bread and salad.