Walnut Basil Pesto

June 13, 2016
3 Ratings
Photo by Kelli @Hungry Hobby
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

Walnuts are a rich, healthy base for this delicious mouth watering traditional basil pesto sauce or spread, add flavor to any dish! —Kelli @Hungry Hobby

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups walnut
  • 1/2 avocado, pitted and skinned
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  1. Combine walnuts, avocado, basil, garlic and cheese (or cheese sub) into food processor, pulse until meal forms.
  2. Add avocado, lemon juice and water and process until smooth. For a thinner consistency add more water, for a thicker spread add less water.

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Flexitarian August 31, 2017
How much basil? It's not listed in the ingredients section. Thanks!