Basil Walnut Pesto | How to make Basil Walnut Pesto

By Monalisa Mehrotra  |  18th Mar 2016  |  
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About Basil Walnut Pesto Recipe

Great for salads, pasta, sandwich spreads and soup garnishing.

Basil Walnut Pesto is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Monalisa Mehrotra teaches how to make Basil Walnut Pesto step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Basil Walnut Pesto in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 4 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Basil Walnut Pesto at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Basil Walnut Pesto takes 10 minutes for the preparation and 5 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Basil Walnut Pesto is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Basil Walnut Pesto is a good option for you. The flavour of Basil Walnut Pesto is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Basil Walnut Pesto and impress your family and friends.

Basil Walnut Pesto

Ingredients to make Basil Walnut Pesto

  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup Italian basil, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts plus a little more to garnish
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup good quality olive oil
  • Salt and sugar to taste

How to make Basil Walnut Pesto

  1. To make the dressing combine the parsley, basil, walnuts, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and process until coarsely chopped.
  2. Add the parmesan, vinegar and the lime juice and pulse until combined.
  3. With the machine running slowly drizzle the olive oil until the pesto is thick and smooth.
  4. Adjust the salt and sugar as per your taste

My Tip:

Freshness is the order of the day, the fresher your greens more tasty and flavorful is the pesto.

Reviews for Basil Walnut Pesto (1)

Ayushi Prakash2 years ago

lovely recipe..i love the use of walnuts here.