Thursday, September 17, 2015

BASIL WALNUT PESTO


Basil walnut pesto is my favourite among the Italian sauces. It is rich but healthy as it has good fats from walnuts and olive oil. You can also replace walnuts with pine nuts or any other ones you prefer. This sauce can be used for all kinds of pastas and also as a topping for bruschetta along with other ingredients like onions, tomatoes, mozarella etc etc....


Ingredients:
Basil leaves ... 1 cup
Olive oil ....... 3-4 tbsps
Garlic ........... 2 cloves
Parmesan cheese .. 2 tbsps (grated)
Walnuts .......... handful
Lemon juice or vinegar ... 1 tsp
Salt ............. to taste

Method:
1. In a mini food processor blend the basil leaves, garlic and walnuts.
2. Tip in the cheese, lemon juice , olive oil and salt.
3. Blend further for a few seconds.
4. You can also freeze it for later use.

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19 comments:

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    1. Yes Moumita, you can make any pasta with pesto sauce

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  2. Delicious pesto.. I love to spread pesto on toasted bread..

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  3. Lovely pesto, I've never seen this combination with walnuts but bet it tastes absolutely divine and so healthy too!

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  4. Liked this pesto with basil leaves, it can be used for multi-purpose. Will make when I have basil leaves.

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  5. I have my neighbors basil to finish;D I must make pesto. Loved your pesto delicious.

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  6. I love pesto and can use it with practically anything. Like your basil walnut one. Using walnuts instead of pine nuts is a good idea.

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    1. Thanks Mayuri. Hubby dearloves walnuts and also it is a healthier option

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  7. Its my son's favorite spread for sandwich, I always have container full of it in fridge, our go to recipe. Looks lovely

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    1. Oh how nice. Like mint chutney. I must try that.

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  8. Pesto with walnuts is a nice twist to the traditional pine nuts version.vibrant color .

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  9. I make this as a filling for the garlic bread rolls. very filling and nutty dip for sure..

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    1. Ok. I will try making them too. I only use for pasta.

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  10. I love utilizing different kinds of pesto - cant wait to try this version with walnuts which are more cost efficient than the classic pine nuts

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