Healthier Walnut Basil Pesto

By Richa Gupta
April 20, 2015
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Author Notes: A slightly healthier version of the traditional pesto by omitting cheese and subbing pine nuts for walnuts.Richa Gupta

Serves: many

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Walnuts
  • 2 cups fresh Basil
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • A dash of Lime Juice

Directions

  1. Place the walnuts, basil, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse until chunky.
  2. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil and pulse till smooth.
  3. Finish with a dash of lime juice.
  4. You should end up with a little less than a cup of pesto. Its best to use it right away or it starts to darken. However, if you need to store it, use the smallest possible container, top with olive oil and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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