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Toasted Walnut Pesto

A twist on the classic pesto. Perfect for pasta and sandwiches.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Heather

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups basil leaves *enough to turn the sauce to a vibrant shade of green
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts
  • 1/3 cup parmegiano-regiano authentic parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay walnuts out flat on a cookie sheet. Once oven is heated, bake for approximately 10 mins or until lightly browned. You will know they are perfectly toasted the minute you smell toasted walnuts. Let cool.
  2. In a food processor blend all ingredients until fully incorporated. Add more basil if needed until pesto is a vibrant shade of green.

Recipe Notes

*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.*