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....
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
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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Can I make pasta using itReplyDelete
Yes Moumita, you can make any pasta with pesto sauceDelete
Delicious pesto.. I love to spread pesto on toasted bread..ReplyDelete
Thanks Sona .. this is my favourite too :)Delete
Lovely pesto, I've never seen this combination with walnuts but bet it tastes absolutely divine and so healthy too!ReplyDelete
Thanks Camilla :)Delete
Liked this pesto with basil leaves, it can be used for multi-purpose. Will make when I have basil leaves.ReplyDelete
It is really flavourful. You will love itDelete
I have my neighbors basil to finish;D I must make pesto. Loved your pesto delicious.ReplyDelete
How lucky to have freshly grown basil.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mayuri. Hubby dearloves walnuts and also it is a healthier optionDelete
Its my son's favorite spread for sandwich, I always have container full of it in fridge, our go to recipe. Looks lovelyReplyDelete
Oh how nice. Like mint chutney. I must try that.Delete
Pesto with walnuts is a nice twist to the traditional pine nuts version.vibrant color .ReplyDelete
I make this as a filling for the garlic bread rolls. very filling and nutty dip for sure..ReplyDelete
Ok. I will try making them too. I only use for pasta.Delete
I love utilizing different kinds of pesto - cant wait to try this version with walnuts which are more cost efficient than the classic pine nutsReplyDelete
Thanks Chef, it definitely is a nice optionDelete