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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