Walnut Basil Pesto for Pizza and Pasta

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Recipe by the80srule

I was really jonesing for pesto sauce recently, good ol basil pesto, but my favorite store was charging an insanely high price just to get a little container of it so I bought some fresh basil and wanted to see what I could concoct. Walnuts are cheaper than pine nuts and better-tasting IMO, so I used them, and romano cheese because I didn't have parmesan. But any grated Italian hard cheese will do, asiago would be delicious. Want to veganize it? Just use nutritional yeast instead! This doubles nicely too, the box of basil I bought said 1 oz and I only wanted to make a little for just me.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all the ingriedents EXCEPT the cheese into a food processor and pulse a few times until roughly combined.
  2. Add the cheese and pulse a few times until smooth.
  3. Add water if you have to make it smoother.
  4. You can use it right away or store in an airtight container for a few days, or freeze.

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