64 Reviews

Good pesto sauce. Simple and fast to make.
I omitted the butter and add some baby spinach to make the color greener.

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nurdiana January 31, 2012

I love pesto, but I don't usually keep pine nuts on hand, this was a perfect recipe I could make from what was already in the garden, pantry and fridge. Even my picky kids liked this! Loved it, Loved it, Loved it!!

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blondiecancook August 29, 2010

yum, great pesto! i used dry jack cheese instead of parm (a hard california cheese that can be used the same way as parm). it is a bit salty, but i think it will be perfect when served with pasta. next time, i'd probably reduce the salt.

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it's not easy being green July 22, 2010

Wow!!! Love this pesto recipe. My husband's face lit up immediately when he had his first mouthful. This one is a keeper.

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ChloePV June 18, 2010

This is a keeper!

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Rijaka May 29, 2010

I am so glad I finally found a pesto recipe that's budget friendly. With the price of pine nuts these days, this recipe allows me to make pesto dishes without sacrificing the taste, but for half the price. Thank you.

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Katanashrp February 20, 2010

First time making homemade pesto. Had an abundance of basil to use up, didn't have pine nuts, but had walnuts. Was great, a keeper.

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Aimee H. November 22, 2009

I just finished off my garden for the year and had some late basil, and fresh black walnuts in my yard from our walnut tree. I was looking for something to do with them both and thought pesto! I tried this recipe and spiced it up with some red pepper flakes. Tasted great tonight, tomorrow I'm looking forward to some pesto grilled chicken.

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Chef Curt October 13, 2009

Just like most I tried this recipe because I never have pine nuts around, but always have walnuts. When I first mixed it up it tasted a little bland to me. After sitting a couple hours it perked up though! Just needed time to meld I suppose. Still it needs a little something. Maybe ramano cheese next time for some extra zip. Or a little lemon juice. Either way I'm sure I'll be useing it again. Thanks!

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Nikoma October 03, 2009

This is a wonderful recipe, although I have to add some pine nuts, in memory of my Italian father, who introduced them to me. For the person who added this pesto to her gnocchi, in the region around Genoa, pesto is very prized and prevalent and I was surprised to learn that they add small potatoes to the gnocchi with pesto. Delicioso!

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Gigi #23 September 30, 2009
Basil-Walnut Pesto