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Italian Walnut Pesto

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Ingredients
  Basil leaves 2 Cup (32 tbs), washed
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), minced
  Walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt & pepper To Taste
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (as required)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a blender or food processor, put the basil leaves. Process till finely chopped.
2. Add garlic, walnuts, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and continue to blend till smooth.
3. Pour olive oil slowly while continuing to blend till the sauce reaches desired consistency.

SERVING
4. In a serving bowl, serve the pesto with chips, bread, salad or in any dish of choice.

TIPS
Pine nuts can be added instead of walnuts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Sauce
Ingredient: 
Walnut
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Pesto is a popular sauce which has become a staple in modern cuisine. It is so versatile that you can possibly flavor any dish using it. In the video, Robin makes pesto using walnuts instead of the traditional pine-nuts, which gives it a unique taste and texture. The sauce is rich but healthy due to "good" fats from olive oil and walnuts. This variation of pesto is highly recommended, toss it with some boiled pasta or salad for a light dinner.

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